COLUMBUS, Ohio – The emergency alert system for Ohio State University sent out an alert Monday morning about an active shooter on campus.
It means: Run, evacuate if possible; Hide, get silently out of view; or Fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.
WBNS has confirmed that law enforcement shot and killed one suspect.
Students have been advised to shelter in place but a majority have been evacuated from the area. As of 9:45 a.m. at least one active shooter was said to be still unaccounted for and possibly on the loose.
Officials with the Columbus Fire Department confirmed to CBS television affiliate WBNS that eight people have been transported to the hospital – one of them in critical condition.
There are some 60,000 students enrolled at the OSU Columbus campus.
Ohio State’s student newspaper, The Lantern, tweeted that at least one body bag was in front of Koffolt Labs.
Speaking about training or preparations for professors or staff OSU Professor Joseph Goodman said during a phone interview, “Actually last week… many of my colleges were in a active training course on what do you do in that situation. This wasn’t even something we had five years ago.”
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