ATHENS, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio University Police Department received a call Tuesday afternoon about a self-reported shooting at a school dorm, according to officials.
OU President Roderick McDavis issued the following statement:
In response to the notification, we immediately implemented our established safety and communication protocols through OUPD and the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).
I am very pleased with the swift response of our emergency responders, including OUPD, the Athens Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Athens County Emergency Medical Services. I also commend our students, staff, faculty and community for their cooperation today.
The investigation of the incident is continuing, and we will continue to assess our emergency response to this incident.
Safety is our highest priority at Ohio University, and we appreciate the concerted efforts of all involved to ensure the protection of the campus and our community.
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