‘All clear’: No evidence of shooting at Highline College, outside Seattle, officials say

DES MOINES, Wash. — There is no evidence of shots fired or injuries at Highline College, south of Seattle, officials said following an hourslong investigation Friday.

“We have been given the all clear and will be leaving the area,” the Renton Police Department tweeted at 2:29 p.m.

Police and ATF agents responded to the campus more than two hours prior after reports were made of shots fired.

“Renton PD and multiple agencies assisting at Highline Comm College for reports of ‘shots fired’, nothing confirmed yet,” the Renton Police Department tweeted at 12:21 p.m.

Multiple streets in the area were closed as police investigate, a follow-up tweet stated.

The college was on lockdown for hours during the investigation, and stated on Facebook shortly after 2:30 p.m. the “emergency condition is over” and the campus will be closed the remainder of the day.

Campus official posted multiple times during the situation.

“This is not a drill. Close doors, close windows. Police are responding to campus. Do not come to campus if you are on your way,” the college stated.

The incident comes less than two days after a 19-year-old opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17 people.

Highline College is located about 15 miles south of Seattle in Des Moines, Washington. It was founded in 1961, and has about 17,000 students and more than 350,000 alumni, according to its website.