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Attack on Ohio State campus hits home for some Kansas City metro families

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Many metro families frantically checked Monday to make sure their students survived the on-campus attack at Ohio State University. 

Eleven people were injured in the attack and a police officer is credited with saving lives after he killed the suspect. 

Local retired FBI special agent Michael Tabman's son was on Ohio State's campus when an attacker used a vehicle as weapon and began stabbing victims. 

"He was kind of late getting back," Tabman said. "I heard the sirens going. More sirens. More sirens. At a certain point, you realize this is not an average call." 

As details about the attack and images of the crime scene flashed on television screens and social media posts, thousands of parents worried about their children in Ohio.

Lee's Summit West graduate Taylor Sandbothe got the same alert from Ohio State Emergency Management, telling students, "Active Shooter: Run, hide or fight." 

Like thousands of other students, the Ohio State volleyball player quickly called her family.

"It's really scary," she said. "You can never understand what it is like until you go through something like this." 

Tabman says he talked to his son about how important it is to know when to run, when to hide, when to fight and how to do it to be the most effective.

He says many companies offer training for campuses and workplaces on how to react .

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