As any true Buckeye fan, I arrived at work Monday morning still on a high from Saturday’s win over our longtime rival University of Michigan (for those that don’t know -- the game went in to TWO overtimes and the final score was 27 - 30 Ohio State!)
As I was teaching I received a text message from Ohio State - “Active shooting on campus. Run, hide, fight.” (although I no longer attend classes there I’m still on their text list.)
The texts continued to come. As I taught my students my mind couldn’t help but to wander off to the people who I knew were on campus that day. Were they okay? Were the students and staff at OSU, at my alma mater, safe?
Quick texts and check-ins from friends allowed me to be comforted. We later learned that the university police was on the scene in less than a minute and all victims should recover.
OSU was lucky, but that hit too close to home.