Local media in Columbus, Ohio are reporting that one suspect is dead, and police are searching for more suspects after a mass shooting left at least eight people injured at Ohio State University. The University has lifted the shelter in place order, but all classes are canceled.
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) November 28, 2016
Here is a picture of students barricading themselves in a classroom while on lockdown:
DRAMATIC IMAGE: Students Barricade Themselves Into Classroom During Shooting At Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/wz6jmHtYRR
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 28, 2016
Video of first responders arriving via the BBC:
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 28, 2016
The Ohio State shooting comes a little more than two weeks before the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that killed 20 children and six adults.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) has spent the years after Sandy Hook trying to pass common sense gun reform.
Sen. Murphy tweeted:
I'm equal parts devastated for Ohio State / furious we allow this to keep happening. The 46th school shooting this year – 1 per week.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 28, 2016
The shelter in place order has been lifted:
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
The car and knife attack demonstrated that violence comes in all forms. As a nation, we must come together to confront the causes of mass atttacks.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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