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Active shooter on college campus in Okla.; suspect in custody

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April 24, 2023

Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma, went into lockdown on Monday over reports of an active shooter on campus. Officials said one person was killed and the suspect has been taken into custody, according to CNN.

“ROSE STATE ALERT: All buildings are clear; lockdown has ended. Please exit the campus. Please avoid the area south of Humanities and Administration Building. All activities and classes for the remainder of Monday, April 24 are cancelled,” Rose State College said in an update Monday afternoon.

“We are currently experiencing an active shooter situation on campus,” the college tweeted when the incident first started. “Please shelter in place and follow instructions from law enforcement officials. More information to follow as it becomes available.”

“We understand that many of you may have questions about the ongoing situation on campus. We ask that you please refrain from speculation and follow the instructions of law enforcement officials. We will provide updates as soon as we can,” the school added in a separate tweet.

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With over 13,000 students, Rose State College is a public, two-year institution, according to its website.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.