Security Tight For Obama Visit To Ohio State

President Obama will be the third sitting president to speak at an Ohio State commencement. (Photo by Pete Souza)(Photo: The White House)
President Obama will be the third sitting president to speak at an Ohio State commencement. (Photo by Pete Souza)(Photo: The White House)

Ohio State University officials say security at Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Ohio Stadium will be tighter than usual thanks to the commencement speaker – President Barack Obama.

Ohio State says the 10,000 graduating seniors and their families can expect long security lines to get into the stadium. Metal detectors and airport-like security measures will be in effect.

The university is advising guests to arrive at 7:30 a.m. Sunday for the noon commencement.

Admission tickets are required for anyone over the age of 2, and there are restrictions on what people can bring in.

The university says Obama will be the third sitting president to deliver its commencement address. The others were Presidents George W. Bush in 2002 and Gerald Ford in 1974.

More information about the security precautions as well as lists items that are prohibited and permitted at Sunday’s graduation is available to through the university’s commencement website.

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  • Thomas Jefferson

    Make sure all you graduates follow the good presidents advice, by paying know attention to the cries from the people of a foul government. After all were are all a bunch of trouble makers. As were the Sons of Liberty in 1775 when they threw tea off into the Boston harbor. And let us all not forget the massacre at Ohio state, they too were trouble makers. that was the first sign of government oppression of the 1960′s. And good luck finding those jobs Obama has created for you.