00:45 GMT10 August 2020
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    Two days after a deadly shooting at a school in Florida, US police are dealing with a potentially violent crisis at Highline College in the state of Washington. There are no known victims so far, local emergency services say.

    The college is under lockdown amid reports of gunfire, and all classrooms have been closed until further notice, and police are responding to the crisis, according to KIRO7. It is yet unclear whether there is an active shooter.

    Founded in 1961, Highline College has about 17,000 students. It is located in Des Moines, Washington, about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma.

    The college has confirmed that the lockdown is not a drill.

    No victims have been reported so far.

    The situation is unfolding two days after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at a high school in southern Florida.

    The news has understandably caused a stir on social media. People are afraid another tragedy has taken place.

    Others believe the incident is nothing serious.

    A video has appeared, allegedly showing students barricading a classroom from the inside.

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