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Abdul Razak Ali Artan

At an off-campus coffee shop Monday, Ohio State University senior Mohamed Farah catches up on his homework.

"I didn't get a lot of work done today just because there's a lot going on," he says. "I tried to stay away from the news, but I kept going back to it."

Farah first learned of an attack on campus when security sent a text to the entire university: "Active shooter on campus: Run Hide Fight."

Courtesy of Kevin Stankiewicz for The Lantern via Reuters

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born Ohio State University student who was killed Monday after he plowed his car into pedestrians and stabbed people, reportedly spent time in Dallas in 2014 as part of a refugee resettlement program.