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Authorities respond to reports of shots fired at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington

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Posted at 9:55 AM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 14:04:16-05

(KGTV) - A Washington college was locked down after reports of shots fired on the campus, but law enforcement officers did not immediately find evidence of a shooting after a search of the school.

Highline College in Des Moines, a town located 15 miles south of Seattle, was placed on a mandatory campus lockdown at about 8:55 a.m. amid reports of gunfire. On its Facebook page, school officials noted: "This is not a drill."

According to Seattle-based TV station KOMO, after a thorough search on the campus, armed law enforcement officers did not locate a shooter or victims as of 10:30 a.m.

However, school officials urged those on campus to remain locked down as part of an evacuation.

Authorities did not provide any additional information.