Word is that eight people are in the hospital at the moment.The emergency alert system for Ohio State University sent out an alert Monday morning about an active shooter on campus, and officials later reported several individuals were wounded in the incident.
“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.
CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS-TV reports officials confirmed at least seven injuries in the incident, with one in critical condition. Details of the injuries have not been provided.
State and law enforcement officials have not released much other information on the situation yet. The FBI said it has deployed tactical resources to assist local law enforcement partners.
Several locals report a large police presence and a lockdown all around campus. It is not clear if there is just one shooter.