Ohio State tweets that active shooter is on campus
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The fire department says seven people have been sent to the hospital after an active shooter was reported at Ohio State University.
The Columbus Fire Department says two of those people are in stable condition. It had no information on the other five people.
Ohio State's official Twitter page retweeted a post from OSU Emergency Management saying there is an active shooter on campus in Columbus on Monday morning.
The tweet says: "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.
A Columbus police dispatcher declined to comment on the reports, but police vehicles were seen at the scene.
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