Classes resume on Ohio State campus

Students return to class at Ohio State one day after an attack on the Columbus campus.
Students return to class at Ohio State one day after an attack on the Columbus campus.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) — Students returned to the classroom at Ohio State on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after terror gripped the campus.

That’s when a suspect, now identified as 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, crashed his car into a crowd of people, got out of the car and began attacking people with knife.

A police officer arrived on the scene and fatally shot Artan just minutes after the attack began. 11 people were injured, one critically in the attack.

The university made the decision on Monday to resume all classes on the Columbus campus on Tuesday morning as scheduled.

As classes resume for students and faculty,. the university is offering help to those who need it. A post on Ohio State’s Twitter page offered the following options:

For students: Counselors continue to be available through Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service. Visit their website for more information. After hours, call 614-292-5766.

For faculty and staff: The Ohio State University Employee Assistance Program has set up special counseling sessions. Call the EAP at 800-678-6265 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or email them at eap@osumc.edu.

The university is also planning a special community event at St. John Arena on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. More details will be released later on Tuesday.

A 24-hour helpline is also available through emergency.osu. The Disaster Distress Helpline is 1-800-985-5990.

WDTN.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s