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OSU senior from Poland recounts campus lockdown

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Kayleigh Fagert says she didn't give it a second thought when she heard shots while she sat in a chemistry lecture at Ohio State University Monday morning.

That changed a few minutes later when the OSU Biology Major from Poland began getting text messages.

The senior tells 21 News that at 9:56 a.m., a text from OSU Emergency Management that read, “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”

“I was very terrified, but everyone remained calm,” said Fagert.

Students in that class didn't know it at the time, but the shots they heard may have been those fired by a police officer who killed a suspect who had driven his car into two pedestrians and stabbed several others on campus.

Speaking to 21 News via Skype, Fagert said the texts instructed those on campus to seek shelter, so they closed the doors, blinds and turned off the lights.

In addition to the text alerts, Fagert says they kept looking at their phones and computers for updates, because there was little else they could do.

Some of that information was misleading, because it led students to believe that there may be “multiple shooters.”

She says that she let her friends know that she was okay through texts and Facebook posts

“We had no idea what was going on,” said Fagert, who added that the ordeal lasted about an hour and a half before the “all-clear” was given and they could leave the building.

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