Seattle-Area Community College On Lockdown: ‘This Is Not a Drill’
DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) — A community college south of Seattle was on lockdown Friday morning after reports of shots fired, though authorities so far haven't reported finding any victims.
Reports of gunfire came in just after 9 a.m. at Highline College in Des Moines. Police from Kent, Renton and other agencies were responding to the scene, according to The Seattle Times.
No one was confirming any casualties, but the college's Twitter account posted a tweet that said "Lockdown -- This is not a drill."
The Times reported that a person who answered a phone call at the college and identified herself as an operator confirmed the lockdown. She told the paper that a shooting had been reported on campus and that police were searching buildings.
“I hope I’m here to answer when you call back,” the person reportedly told The Times.
Des Moines is 15 miles south of Seattle.