Ohio State University On Lockdown Due To Active Shooter, At Least Eight Hospitalized
Update: At 11:32 this morning, the campus emergency alert system texted “Shelter in Place lifted. Scene is now secure. ALL classes are canceled on Columbus campus for the remainder of the day.”
The Ohio State University is on lockdown this morning as a result of an active shooter on campus, the school’s emergency management system reports. Eight people have been hospitalized and at least one is in critical condition, reports say.
OSU Emergency Mngmnt tweeted at 9:56 a.m. today, “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”
The university is urging students to take shelter and avoid the area of College Road north near Watts Hall.
OSU students are taking to social media to let loved ones know they are okay and help assess the scene:
I’m ok. Man crashed car through our group of people out for a fire alarm and got out with a knife and gun. Please be safe OSU.
— 2 Seam (@YourLocalNick) November 28, 2016
Active shooter on campus. View from dorm window. Probably 20+ police cars, 5 ambulances, and fire trucks. Get inside and stay safe. pic.twitter.com/zFZCxMtphX
— Phoebe Potiker (@ppotiker) November 28, 2016
According to CBS news, police have killed one at least one suspect. “It is not clear whether or not there is a second suspect but police are advising locals to stay on lockdown because of an active shooter,” the report said.
Our thoughts are with the OSU community today. Follow OSU_EMFP for more updates.