Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro on Friday defended the Ohio State University police officer who killed 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the student who, police say, plowed his car through a crowd and stabbed multiple victims. Nine people were injured in the Nov. 28 attack, some critically.
Since then, however, some students at the Columbus, Ohio, campus have had trouble acknowledging the threat of terrorism. More recently, some have even suggested that Officer Alan Horujko, who fatally shot Artan, shouldn't have pulled the trigger, the Daily Caller reported.
Pirro addressed such claims on Fox, saying, "As though this cop who killed him, and I think the cop is a hero, should have waited for him to exhaust himself until he tired and then cuffed him. This is what's going on on campuses in the United States today."
"When someone is trying to kill someone else ... maybe a cop ought to use the force we as a civilized society give him to kill someone. And if you can't understand that in grammar school, then you don't belong in college," Pirro added.
The judge went on to point out that Artan was a Somali refugee who came to the U.S. in 2014. Before that, he lived in Pakistan for seven years.
"What was he taking? A correspondence course? That all of a sudden we're going to give him an associate degree a year and half later? Put him in Ohio State University? What is wrong with us. I mean there are so many pieces to this," Pirro said.
Lastly, Pirro responded to claims that the OSU attack was the latest example of extremism: "Hogwash! It's Islamic extremism." Pirro retaliated.