At least seven people were hospitalised on Monday morning in an apparent shooting incident at the campus of Ohio State University. The shooter was later killed.
The Columbus Fire Department said that two of those people admitted are in stable condition. It had no information on the other five people.
After sighting of an active shooter at the campus and apparent shooting, the school sent a series of tweets telling students to shelter in place and to "Run Hide Fight."
The suspect was later killed after which the University lifted the “Shelter in Place.”
UPDATE 1/2 : Shelter in Place lifted. Scene is now secure. ALL classes are canceled on Columbus campus for the remainder of the day.— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
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." The university asked for anyone with information to call police.
Columbus police dispatcher declined to comment on the reports, but police vehicles were seen at the scene. No other information was immediately available.
With nearly 60,000 students at its main Columbus campus, Ohio State is one of the nation's largest universities.