No injuries following reports of shots fired at Washington college

Students evacuate Highline College in Des Moines after the campus was on lockdown after a report of a shooting on Friday

Police found no indication of a shooting at a Washington college following reports of gunfire early Friday, reports CBS affiliate KIRO.

Police also announced that Parents can re-unify with students in the Lowes parking lot on Pacific Highway. Highline College in Des Moines, south of Seattle, sent out a notice around 9 a.m. Friday morning telling students and staff to lock down classrooms and offices.

During the lockdown, police evacuated buildings, and people inside posted anxious messages and videos on social media about impromptu barricades, pushing chairs and tables against doors and waiting in darkness. We will update you as further details become available. On its Facebook page, school officials noted: "This is not a drill".

A State Patrol swat member stands guard in a parking lot next to Highline College in Des Moines on Friday
Authorities respond to reports of shots fired at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington

The Renton police department tweeted that it was one of the "multiple agencies" involved in responding to the incident, including the state police. Police activity has shut down the southbound lane of Interstate 5 in the area.

After hearing reports of the sound of gunshots in the area, and because the location is a school, officials chose to lock it down, said Jarod Kasner, a commander with the Kent Police Department.

Highline College is about 17 minutes south of Seattle in Des Moines, Wash.

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