Yesterday, November 28, 2016, violence struck my university. Below is the official timeline originally posted by the Columbus Dispatch:
9:21 a.m. — Gas alarm reported at a campus building at 105 W. Woodruff Ave. Students inside nearby Watts Hall at 2041 N. College the building for about 30 minutes while firefighters investigated.
9:52 a.m. — A man later identified as OSU student Abdul Razak Ali Artan drives a car over the curb and into the crowd outside Watts Hall. When the car stopped, he jumped out and stabbed several with a butcher knife.
9:53 a.m. — OSU Police Officer Alan Horujko shoots and kills Artan near the scene.
9:55 a.m. — OSU issues a Buckeye Alert, an electronic notification to students and workers of danger on campus.
9:56 a.m. — OSU issues an alert of an “active shooter” on campus.
10:02 a.m. — OSU issues an alert to continue to avoid College Road.
11:14 a.m. — OSU lifts “shelter in place” alert, notifying the campus community that the danger is over and that Monday classes are canceled.
Where are the warm, fuzzy feelings in this story, you ask? Within ONE MINUTE, the attack was over. That is AMAZING! ONE MINUTE, and police had already taken care of the situation, with the only fatality being the suspect. This is a post commending Officer Alan Horujko and all other servicemen who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. I give you an
Those grades are difficult to come by these days (I should know), but everyone involved in yesterday’s events 100% deserve it. Thank you.
Have a great day or not; the choice is yours!