One Dead After Triple Shooting in Tahlequah Involving High School Students

KTUL-Tulsa - September 6, 2022 9:52 pm

The Oklahoma FBI offices have confirmed that three people were shot and one killed in Tahlequah on Labor Day.

The FBI is not identifying any of the victims at this time, but says one person was treated and released and another person remains in the hospital in unknown condition. One person did succumb to their injuries.

The FBI is investigating with the Tahlequah Police Department and Cherokee Nation Marshal Service.

UPDATE: Tahlequah Public Schools has confirmed Tahlequah High School students were involved in the shooting.

Tahlequah Public Schools and the Tahlequah Police Department decided to make Tuesday and Wednesday distance learning days for the high school. The high school is the only school that will move to distance learning.

The school said it would monitor the situation and make further decisions as the situation develops.

The school said counselors will be at school through the rest of the week to meet with faculty and staff affected by the incident.

“We don’t just educate kids,” said Tahlequah superintendent Tanya Jones. “Especially here. We feed kids on the weekend with backpacks, we give them coats, we give them clothes, we help them get to medical appointments. We really truly care and have wrap around service for all of our students who need it, so it’s extremely personal in anything happening here that involves any of our community.”

Jones said the shooting has been tough for her tight-knit community.

“Everyone in our community is probably concerned about what happened,” she said. “And it’s sad that something like that would happen here.”

Jones said student and staff safety is her top concern.

 

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