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4 middle schoolers shot before classes in Okla.

FORT GIBSON, Okla. (BP)–Four students at a middle school in rural Oklahoma were shot Monday morning, Dec. 6.

At least one of the wounded in the Oklahoma town of Fort Gibson reportedly is a member of the local First Baptist Church — a 12-year-old girl shot in the cheek and reported in fair condition at a Tulsa hospital.

According to one report, First Baptist Church also was where the middle school’s 450 students were taken after the shootings, which targeted students gathered outside the school before the 8 a.m. start of classes.

None of the four students’ injuries was reported as life-threatening, and a fellow student gunman, a seventh-grader, is in custody in the Muskogee County Jail, according to the Associated Press.

Fort Gibson is a town of about 3,500 people about 50 miles southeast of Tulsa.

Baptist Press’ news coverage from Fort Gibson by the state Baptist newspaper, the Baptist Messenger, is anticipated.

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