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Several local and national news outlets are reporting an active shooter on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus. Initial reports came from the school’s official Emergency Management & Fire Prevention Twitter account, which relayed news of the alleged shooter to its followers just before 10 a.m. ET on Monday.
According to the first tweet, the active shooter situation was currently under way at Watts Hall, located at the intersection of 19th Avenue and College Road. Students on the scene were advised to “run,” “hide” or “fight”:
Subsequent tweets and Buckeye Alerts told students, faculty and staff to avoid the area around Watts and “shelter in place” until the situation was resolved by authorities on the scene:
CNN’s Deborah Feyerick reported soon after the initial alert that “there was a huge response now” and that “police were on the scene,” though details remains scant. As for the one alert’s use of the instructions run, hide and fight, Feyerick remarked it was “a warning to the students” regarding what to do if confronted by the alleged shooter, and was completely “normal” procedure.
According to NBC 4 Columbus, at least seven people were transported to the hospital following the active shooter report. Whether or not they were shot but the potential suspect, and the severity of their injuries, remains unknown at this time.