Police have identified the man who stabbed a woman and killed his own father with a bow and arrow before killing himself in a senseless act of murder at a central Wyoming community college.
Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said today that Christopher Krumm, 25, of Vernon, Connecticut, first stabbed his dad’s girlfriend Heidi Arnold, 42, about two miles southwest of Casper College on Friday morning.
Krumm then went to the college and shot his father, 56-year-old computer science instructor James Krumm, in the head with the bow-and-arrow in front of his horrified students.
He then stabbed himself with a large knife.
Walsh said the younger Krumm smuggled the weapon into the classroom under a blanket.
The classroom killing prompted a college-wide lockdown as police attempted to ensure that it did not spiral into yet another campus massacre.
Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said investigators were still trying to determine a motive.
Christopher Krumm graduated from the University of Colorado in 2008, where he studied in the school’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
‘I want to emphasize that this is a horrible tragedy,’ Walsh said. ‘And I want the city to… just feel safe right now. There is no one at large.’
The attack at the two-year community college in Casper occurred just before 9:00 am in a classroom on the science building’s third floor. All students and staff were evacuated from the building.
The college sent out a campus-wide alert via text message and email within two minutes of receiving word of the attack at 9.06am, school spokesman Rich Fujita said.
The lockdown ended at about 11am after school officials received word that police were no longer searching for a suspect.
There are fewer classes on Fridays than any other day of the week at Casper College, so only between 1,500 and 2,000 of the college’s 5,000 students were there, Fujita added.
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