On Monday morning, the Ohio State University administration alerted students and employees to "Run, Hide, Fight," by text and email. A university student had plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then turned on others with a butcher knife. The incident lasted fewer than sixty seconds, and even after the attacker was shot and killed by a campus police officer, students and staff hid and waited for more than an hour. We discuss the attack, the police response, and the psychological toll of violence.
- Chief Kim Jacobs, Columbus Division of Police
- Dr. J. Barry Mascari, Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Kean University, Co-editor of the book Terrorism, Trauma, and Tragedies: A Counselor’s Guide to Preparing and Responding
- Adam Lankford, criminal justice professor at The University of Alabama and author of The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers