Highline College in Washington state briefly on lockdown after reports of shots fired
A warning went out to students about 9 a.m. on Friday. "Police are responding and evacuating buildings. Remain in lockdown position. We will update you as further details become available. This is an unfolding situation," says a post on the school’s Facebook page.
Renton PD and multiple agencies assisting at Highline Comm College for reports of "shots fired", nothing confirmed yet. /sh pic.twitter.com/JdpDORCXTB— Renton Police Dept. (@RentonpdWA) February 16, 2018
The Renton police department tweeted that it was one of the “multiple agencies” involved in responding to the incident, including the state police. Reports of a shooting were “still unconfirmed,” they said. Police activity has shut down the southbound lane of Interstate 5 in the area.
The Highline campus is in King County, Washington, south of Seattle.
Police said later that no evidence of shooting was found.