DES MOINES, Wash. — Fire officials in Washington state say they know of no people with injuries following reports of possible shots fired at a community college south of Seattle.
Police armed with heavy weaponry swarmed Highline College in the city of Des Moines Friday morning after the reports of shots. Students were told to shelter in place as police searched the campus.
About an hour after the initial report, the South King Fire agency tweeted it knew of “no known” victims.
Police say they are trying to determine whether shots were fired.
The school is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Seattle in Des Moines, Washington. It has about 17,000 students.
SWAT team officers carrying guns were seen on video walking around one of the school’s parking lots.
WSP assisting and shutting down SBound Pacific Highway S, between 240th and Kent DesMoines Rd. Please avoid area if possible while agencies continue to evaluate situation at Highline Community College./sh pic.twitter.com/40vZGr9MCj
— Renton Police Dept. (@RentonpdWA) February 16, 2018
Source: Oc Register