Ohio State University has issued reports of an active shooter on campus.
“Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College,” the university’s emergency management department tweeted Monday morning. It has since followed up with tweets directing students and faculty to stay where they are and to listen to police.
“Ohio’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohio State community,” Ohio governor John Kasich responded on Twitter. “Be safe, listen to first responders.”
According to the local fire department, at least seven individuals have been taken to the hospital. Two of them are stable, while no details have yet been issued on the other five.
“We heard a lot of sirens. I was in class and everyone got a text message at the same time for the emergency alert,” senior Anthony Falzarano told CNN. “Someone said they heard popping right before we got the alert, but I didn’t hear it. We are in a shelter-in-place right now in the building next door.”
Ohio State is the third-largest campus in the country with more than 65,000 students.