3 Dead After Attack At Wyoming Community College
Law enforcement officers investigate a homicide at Casper College on the morning of Nov. 30, 2012, in Casper, Wyoming.
Three people are dead after an attack at Casper College, a Wyoming community college, that may have involved a type of bow and arrow.
The college was shut down Friday morning after the attack.
“Emergency Alert: All classes and activities are cancelled today,” read a message posted on the school’s website.
Initial calls came in just after 9 a.m. reporting a “traumatic injury” on campus, according to a statement provided by local law enforcement to ABC News. Officers found “multiple victims” and the school was immediately placed on lockdown.
Three people were found dead. One was a Casper College faculty member and another was a suspect who died of “apparent suicide,” according to the statement.
The suspect, authorities said, “was not a current student at Casper College and the incident does not appear to be school motivated.”
“There were no firearms involved in the crime,” they said, “and the victim’s injuries were caused by a sharp-edged weapon.”
Police told Wyoming station KCWY that one of the victims was stabbed with a “bow-and-arrow-type” weapon.
The school of around 5,000 students is located in Casper, the state’s second-largest city. It was founded in 1945, according to the school’s website.
Calls to Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh and school spokesman Rich Fujita were not returned Friday afternoon.
The lockdown was later lifted. The school’s website said campus travel was “now permitted” and that counselors were available at the school’s Gateway Building.