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OSU Student Felt "Helpless" During Campus Attack Without Gun

Law enforcement shut down different streets on Ohio State University's campus during attack on November 28, 2016.
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Law enforcement shut down different streets on Ohio State University's campus during attack on November 28, 2016.

In the wake of Monday’s attack, students from the Ohio State University are adding a unique perspective to a bill that would lift the automatic concealed weapons ban on college campuses. 

Several OSU students gave first-hand accounts of what it was like to be on campus that day and many claimed having more guns would not have helped.

But Katelin Nealeigh, a fourth-year OSU student who has a concealed carry license, says she felt powerless with only a textbook and pencil to protect her.

“I kind of felt at a complete loss and completely helpless more like a sitting duck with a broken leg you can’t really do much, you can peck at him but that’s about all you can do,” said Nealeigh.

Nealeigh doesn’t think the bill goes far enough because universities can still decide on their own to stay concealed carry free.

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Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.