In the News: Student from Dayton reflects on shooting

In the wake of the Dayton tragedy, The Lantern published an artice on active aggressor preparedness.

The Ohio State University spokesperson Dan Hedman told the outlet that the safety of Ohio State students is the university’s No. 1 priority, and several safety measures are employed in case of an active shooter on campus.

“The Ohio State University Police Division’s (OSUPD) officers undergo active shooter training on an annual basis, and our Special Response Team receives additional training for various emergency situations. We continually assess our practices and protocols to ensure we are following best practices,” Hedman said.

Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety also released a Surviving an Active Shooter video in 2015 and a subsequent Surviving an Active Aggressor in 2018 to inform the campus community of what to do in those instances. Hedman said the videos expand on the concept of “run, hide, and fight.”

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