The Latest: College locked down after reports of shots fired

The Latest: College locked down after reports of shots fired
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The Latest on reports of shots fired at a Washington state community college (all times local):

9:51 a.m.

Local police and the Washington State Patrol have responded to a report of shots fired at a community college south of Seattle.

The Renton Police Department said on Twitter that the reports Friday morning were not confirmed but advised people to avoid the area around Highline College.

The college says that police were evacuating buildings and assessing the situation.

The school is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Seattle in Des Moines, Washington. It has about 17,000 students.

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9:44 a.m.

A community college south of Seattle was on lockdown after reports of shots fired.

Reports of gunfire came in just after 9 a.m. Friday at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington. Police were responding to the scene.

No other information was immediately available.

Des Moines is 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Seattle.