Our View: Tragedy too close to home

On Monday, a freshman at The Ohio State University used a car and knife to attack students at the college’s main campus, injuring 11 people. The motive behind his attack is unknown.

The Kent Stater editorial board is deeply saddened students were forced to fear for their lives after what appears to be a senseless act of violence. Our thoughts will continue to be with OSU through the university’s trying times.

With Columbus being only a short drive down Interstate 71, news of the situation sent shock waves through the Kent State community. This act of terror – although a two-hour drive away from our university – seemed to hit too close to home.

We hope OSU and Columbus can quickly recover from such a traumatic event, and we encourage our fellow Flashes to stand with the Buckeyes as they return to some semblance of normalcy in the coming weeks.

The above editorial is the consensus opinion of The Kent Stater editorial board, whose names are listed above.