This is a quick report, as its just unfolding - there was apparently an armed robbery near the campus of Ohio University in Athens. The suspect is still at large, and the police have closed the campus.
Tonight's basketball game vs. EMU has been cancelled, will be made up later.
Ohio University officials have released the following statement;
“In light of the fact that the armed fugitive that was spotted in the Athens campus vicinity has not been apprehended, the President has decided as a precautionary measure to close the Athens campus. All classes are cancelled, all students will be asked to return to their residences, and all non-essential employees should return home Unless notified otherwise, classes and normal work activities will resume Thursday at their normal times.”
The quick story can be found here
Note - this is NOT a school shooting, but yet another incident of gun violence affecting our school systems.