Police determine no shots fired at Highline College

All clear message given to campus, lockdown over

There were no injuries or indications of a shooting Friday morning at Highline College in Des Moines, just west of Kent.

“We have completed our search and have not located any injuries or indications of a shooting,” according to a Kent Police Twitter post at about 11:52 a.m. “We are working with Highline to remove lockdown and the investigation into the initial call will continue.”

Reports of shots fired came in to 911 at about 9 a.m. Multiple police agencies responded to the campus.

Highline posted on its Facebook page at about 11:40 a.m. that the campus had been cleared.

“ALL CLEAR – Situation ALL CLEAR. The emergency condition is over and law enforcement have given the all clear.”

School officials placed the college on lockdown earlier in the morning, according to Highline’s Facebook page.

“Remain in lockdown – This is not a drill. Police are responding and evacuating buildings. Remain in lockdown position. We will update you as further details become available. This is an unfolding situation.”

At about 11 a.m. the college posted the following update:

“Students and employees should remain in lockdown while buildings are being evacuated by law enforcement. Classes are cancelled for Friday, Feb. 16. For reunification, please meet students in Lowe’s parking lot on 24050 Pacific Highway.”

Lowe’s is just east of the campus.

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