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Breaking: Ohio State University reports active shooter on campus

  • Ohio State University’s emergency management team tweeted Monday morning of an active shooter on its campus
  • The shooter is reportedly at Watts Hall, which the school website lists as a “materials science and engineering” building. 
  • Thus far no information has been released on whether there have been injuries or fatalities. This is a developing story
As some of you may know, I go to college at Ohio state university. As some of you may have heard, there was a school shooting this morning.

So I guess the place to start is saying I’m safe. Luckily, I didn’t have a class this morning so I was in my dorm when the shooting occurred. The shooting took place right outside my dorm. I woke up to the sound of gun shots, and this email.

Apparently, one guy went in the building and pulled the fire alarm, and when everyone evacuated the shooter drove his car through the crowd, got out and started slashing at people with a machete, and then pulled out a gun. 9 people are hospitalized, thankfully only 1 in critical condition. This is a first hand account from someone there.


The shooter was killed. This is the view from my dorm window. It’s grainy, but you can see a dead body on the a white sheet surrounded by cones.

My friend was in a classroom directly across from the shooting. this is from his snapchat.

Police are still looking for the second accomplice. I haven’t left my dorm. I still have friends locked in their classrooms. This shouldn’t happen.

28 November 2016, a Ohio State University student named Abdul Ali Artan   was shot dead by police after he ploughed through pedestrians with a car, got out and then stabbed people with a butchers knife. 
11 people in total were injured and taken to hospital. 
The suspect wrote a Facebook status prior to the event and police are investigating whether the status is a link to what happened. 
“I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE. … I can’t take it anymore. America! Stop interfering with other countries … [if] you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks." 

College Confession #8

My dorm wasn’t wasn’t feeling halloween-y enough.  So naturally, I went to the Engineering lab (because they don’t check what you print lol) and printed out 192 skeleton war posters (8 unique posters times 24 each) and plastered them all over the walls of all 4 floors and the stairwells at 1 AM.

Come morning no one knew how to react. They’re everywhere and our dorm is quite spooky indeed.

- Ohio State University

OSU update

If you guys wanna know what went down at campus today, you should check out any news channel first since updates are happening all the time.

But the basic run-down is this: a man ran over multiple students with his car after hopping a curb on 19th and college road. After striking the students with the vehicle, he got out and proceeded to assault pedestrians with a butcher knife. A police officer was near by and heard the situation and promptly ended it after confronting the individual; he shot him and the assailant is dead and is the only individual that is dead. 9 students (possibly 10) were injured due to lacerations from the knife and injuries from being struck by the car, and it seems that 8 are in stable condition with 1 in critical condition, although that may change with more updates from the hospitals. The “active shooter” alert was triggered from the police officer’s shots and it was an appropriate reaction of the university to react and lock-down, because no one was aware that it was the officer, they only heard gun shots.

Everything is cleared and they are currently going to inspect the vehicle and the assailant’s home. Classes have been cancelled for the day and President Drake is visiting the injured.

I managed to leave north campus 10 minutes before everything went down and made it back to my apartment, but now I’m back in Dublin. Lane Avenue and Olentangy road were closed down the last time I checked since it is a crime scene. Please check at what point many posts about the situation were created, like my own, because many students (including myself) were reacting as the situation was happening and nobody was certain of what was happening because of the chaos. Our BuckeyeALERT system only said “Active Shooter” and we only know what we know now hours later after the incident. There was no shooter, but there was an attack of a different kind. 

Be nice to each other today, and stay safe OSU!

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Ohio Students Can’t Say “Terrorism” - Rebel Media.

Originally posted by getyourspoons

You know, I could understand if you didn’t want to assume it was terrorism before jumping to conclusions. And ISIS “claims responsibility” for a lot of things. But a ’misunderstanding’?

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This is awesome 📯Thanks, Ohio University!

Rules: Tag 20 blogs you’d like to know better.  Tagged by a truly amazing fellow fangirl @vaultfox! (Thank you for tagging me!)

Nickname: Kat!

Zodiac sign: Libra

Height:  5'9″

Gender: female

Time right now: 10:03am

Last thing I googled: Um, honestly not sure? Probably synonyms for some word, since I’ve been writing nonstop recently.

Favourite music artist(s): Ed Sheeran’s new album has been on repeat for me recently. I also really love Broadway musicals and country music (go ahead and judge; I expect it)

Song stuck in my head: “Nancy Mulligan” by Ed Sheeran

Last movie I watched: Lego Batman. My brother and I took a day off work to go see it :) We were the only ones in the theater, so we got plenty of endorphins from laughing. 

What are you wearing right now: Jeans, riding boots, sweater and a scarf (AKA my basic white girl work uniform)

Last TV show I watched: 3%, a Netflix original I really enjoyed!

What do you post: This blog is a bunch of random nonsense, honestly. Bad puns, really stupid posts (oh, wait, those are the same thing), personal rants, some politics, some aesthetics. Honestly it’s just a mess. 

Hogwarts house: Gryffindor

Pokémon team: I believe I am the only person in the world who did not watch Pokemon growing up or download Pokemon Go this past summer

Why did you choose your URL: I attend The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!!) and our main cheer is one half of a group shouting “O-H!” and the other half responding “I-O!” so I was thinking of that when I made the URL! (Also, my icon is my favorite view on campus: the 11th floor of the library looking out onto the main green)

When you created this blog: Junior year of high school so… Fall 2013? I guess?

Do you get asks regularly: Hahaha no. I wouldn’t mind them, though!

Do you have any other blogs: For sure! Those are much more organized than this mess. If you’re a Potterhead, check out @mypatronusisahorcrux! (Though I haven’t been as active on there recently). @rxbxlcaptain, my Star Wars (read: Rogue One) side blog has been getting most of my attention recently, since it’s where I’ve been posting my writing and my main obsession at the moment!

What did your past relationship teach you: That you should know more about a boy than “He’s cute and likes soccer!!” before jumping into a relationship. *Sigh* College freshman, amiright? 

Religious or Spiritual: Yes and no? I was raised Christian and it’s been important to me for most of my life, but I haven’t been as active in my faith recently. 

Favourite colour: Blue. Any and every shade. 

Average hours of sleep: Since I’ve started convincing myself to go to bed before 12:30, I’ve actually been getting 7-8!

Lucky number: 15

Favourite character(s): Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Lily (Evans) Potter, Ginny Weasley, Elizabeth Bennett, Rory Williams (I am blanking on every fictional character I have ever loved for some reason?)

Following: 370 (holy wow, really??)

How many blankets do you sleep with: A sheet, two fleece blankets and a comforter (It’s cold here, okay?)

Dream job: Owning and working a ranch, preferably in the Rocky Mountains. 

I’m tagging @sunlightthroughleaves, @jenniferjuni-per, @unendingluminescence, @thereisnoquitegoodnameavailable, @sowhotalksfirst, @adobewanknnobi, @rachelisanerd and anyone else who wants to do it!

(And, also, several of you only know me through @rxbxlcaptain, so if you’re confused about why some random blog is tagging you in something, that’s why.)