Published: Fri, February 16, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

No active shooter at Highline College, officials say

No active shooter at Highline College, officials say

Other agencies including state police were responding.

An hour later, another post read that the lockdown continued.

Highline College is on lockdown after reports of gunfire on campus.

Highline College, founded in 1961, is a community college that is "nationally and internationally recognized as a premier community college, a reputation earned through the development of an institutional culture that values innovation, globalization of curriculum and community participation", according to the school's Facebook page. Close doors. Close windows. Police are responding to campus.

"At this time, we don't have any indication that there was a shooting", Jarod Kasner, a commander with the Kent Police Department said. "Do not come to campus if you are on your way", the college stated. "I thought, 'That's way too many medics for an accident.' And I said, 'Oh my God, I hope there wasn't a school shooting at my school, '" Promise said.

The Seattle Times reached an operator at the school by phone.

It remained on lockdown as of 2 p.m.

Panicked students have been tweeting and texting their loved ones, claiming to have heard gunshots.

Carlos Quijada, 27, was among those who went to the college after hearing reports of a possible shooter.

She said the school shooting on Wednesday in Parkland, Florida, which claimed the lives of 17 people, was fresh on her mind.

He said his wife had been in lockdown since 9 a.m.

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