Kettering mom texts with daughter while on lockdown at OSU

Mother texts with daughter during OSU lockdown (WDTN Photo)

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – Dorothy Crafton sat shaken and helpless at her home in Kettering while her daughter was on lockdown at Ohio State University Monday morning.

Crafton lives in Kettering, her twin daughters both attend Ohio State University (OSU). Her daughter, Mary Silverii is a senior studying zoology. At the time of the attack she was in class on the east side of campus.

“A group-text started between all my daughters, my four daughters. We all started talking, ‘what’s going on?’, ‘How are you?’, ‘Are you safe?’, ‘You were in lockdown’, ‘How long have you been in lockdown?’ ’20 minutes’ and then from there that was it,” describes Crafton of her text messages with her daughters.

Thankfully, her other daughter, Stacy Silverii was off-campus during the attack.

“Quickly going through your head as a mom, you can’t help but think of all these past campus shootings,” said Crafton.

Crafton is just happy her girls are both safe and is pleased with how campus officials reacted to the fluid situation.

Classes are expected to resume Tuesday morning. A vigil will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Oval on campus. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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