Federal officials said they had found no evidence of a shooter nor any victims but continued to clear the campus.
The school of about 17,000 in Des Moines, Washington, was placed on lockdown about 9 a.m. We have reports of gunfire on campus. The school, which is about 17 minutes south of Seattle, educates almost 17,000 students, all of whom received an alert around 9:05 a.m. Friday morning telling them and the college staff to lock down classrooms and offices.
Buildings on campus are now being evacuated by police.
Other agencies including state police were responding.
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Standing in the parking lot, Giovan Cervantes, 16, said he was walking to class when the noise went off.
"It was a scary moment but I think we're all safe now", he said.
"I think they did pretty well", she said.
Ohashi said there was an immediate police and fire department response to the incident "given what's happened recently and over the last few years".
Little under an hour later, Captain Kyle Shashi confirmed there was no shooter - but said they had to take "every report seriously".
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A student wrote: "I was supposed to be at Highline College soon". "Honestly, the panic just started sinking in".
Someone who picked up a non emergency public safety line at the college said that the line is being reserved for emergency calls. Pacific Highway South was also closed for a time near the school.
McNeill added: "When your brain is not fully developed you don't know how to deal with these things".
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