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UPDATE: OSU shooter alert lifted; 8 injured

Staff and Wire reports Published: November 28, 2016 10:38 AM
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COLUMBUS — Ohio State University says the shelter-in-place warning has been lifted and the scene is secure after an active shooter report at about 10 a.m.

The Columbus Fire Department reported that eight people were transported to area hospitals, with one in critical condition.

Area news outlets are reporting that the suspected shooter is dead.

The university sent a series of tweets Monday morning warning of an active shooter on campus, telling students to shelter in place and to "Run Hide Fight."

Around 10 a.m., the university's emergency management department tweeted "Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College." Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building.

"Run, hide, fight" is standard protocol for active shooter situations. 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.

The university followed up with another tweet: "Continue to shelter in place in north campus area. Follow directions of Police on scene."

With nearly 60,000 students at its main Columbus campus, Ohio State is one of the nation's largest universities.


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pitsinger Nov 28, 2016 3:11 PM

Need to get the facts straight, all other news outlets are reporting the guy used a knife. Need to stop calling him a shooter.