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OSU Attack

Continuing coverage of the attack on Ohio State University on November 28, 2016 and its aftermath.

President Donald Trump awards Officer Alan Horujko of the Ohio State University Police, the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on May 22, 2019.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

President Trump presented the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to Ohio State Police officer Alan Horujko at a White House ceremony Wednesday afternoon, in honor of his actions stopping an attack at the university in November 2016.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

The U.S. Department of the Treasury took action this week against Abdullah Ibrahim al-Faisal, a Jamaica-based cleric they say provides "recruitment services" to ISIS and helped influence the Ohio State student who injured 13 in a car-and-knife attack last year.


Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the 18-year-old Ohio State University student who last November rammed a car into a group of pedestrians before attacking people with a large knife, might have been influenced by the Islamic State group, but he was not directed by them.

Esther Honig

Singing the alma mater "Carmen Ohio," Ohio State University students and faculty gathered at the Ohio Union on Tuesday to commemorate the anniversary of last year's car-and-knife attack on campus.

First responder vehicles on the scene of the knife attack at Ohio State on November 28, 2016 attack
Robert Moormann / Ohio State University

The Ohio State University will host a “moment of reflection” in the Ohio Union on Tuesday, the first anniversary of a car-and-knife attack that injured 13 people.


Records show the man responsible for a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University last year left behind a torn-up note in which he urged his family to stop being "moderate" Muslims.

Ohio State Police

A grand jury has cleared the police officer who fatally shot the man responsible for a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University in November.

Esther Honig

Ohio State University will reconfigure its automated response system for campus crises after last year's car-and-knife attack exposed problems with the text-message system.

Debbie Holmes

The room is about the size of a large closet.  There's a table and a flower arrangement on the floor, a stool sitting against a wall, and one bench. No pictures hang on the walls.

Nestled inside Arps Hall on North High Street, the room is a pretty plain retreat - but a peaceful one.

Esther Honig

On Thursday night, President-elect Donald Trump met with victims of the November 28 car and knife attack on the Ohio State campus. Although it's not known how many attended, at least one one victim, OSU professor William Clark, declined the invitation.

Esther Honig

President-elect Donald Trump visited the Ohio State University on Thursday afternoon to meet with victims and law enforcement involved in the November 28 attack.

Trump Plans To Visit Victims Of Ohio State Attack

Dec 7, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump
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President-elect Donald Trump is promising to "heal our divisions and unify our country" as he prepares to meet with some of the victims of last week's car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University.

Concealed-Carry on Ohio University Campuses

Dec 7, 2016
Esther Honig / WOSU

In light of the recent attack on Ohio State's campus, gun advocates and Republican congressmen are pushing for legislation allowing for concealed-carry on college campuses throughout Ohio. Today we will dive into the issue with voices from all over of the gun debate.

Open Carry advocate Jeffry Smith at a 2016 protest on Ohio State's campus.
Esther Honig / WOSU

On Monday, a group of armed civilians walked through the Ohio State campus as part of a demonstration for open carry at state universities. In light of last week's attacks, when an OSU student carried out a car and knife attack that wounded 11 people, this group believes that more gun owners on campus could stop or prevent a similar situation.

Esther Honig

At the Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center on the Columbus's West Side, over a hundred people from around the city gathered for Friday afternoon prayers. The themes of the sermon? Communication between parents and their children, and the issues of radicalization and Islamophobia.