Tragedy struck a Wyoming community college today. Three people are dead after an attack at the Casper College campus just before 9AM this morning. One of the dead was a faculty member at the college. The assailant allegedly took his own life after the attack.

Shortly after 9:00 AM today, Casper Police, Fire and EMS units were called for a traumatic injury on the campus of Casper College. Initial arriving officers found multiple victims and as a result, an active shooter protocol was utilized. Casper College officials immediately implemented a safety lockdown via their emergency text messaging system. Additionally, Natrona County Schools in the Casper area were placed on lock down as a precaution. At this time, law enforcement has determined there is no longer any threat in the community and lockdowns have been lifted.
There have been three confirmed deaths at two separate crime scenes. One victim is a Casper College faculty member. The suspect is also one of the dead and died of apparent suicide. The suspect 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 and the victim’s injuries were caused a sharp edged weapon.
A press conference is scheduled at the Gateway building on the campus of Casper College at 1:00 PM. Additional information will be released as it comes available.

My thoughts go out to all those close to the deceased, to all of those who attend, teach, or are employed by the college, and to the entire Casper community. such a sad and tragic day.

It is still hard for me to to fathom how people can actively seek to violently end the lives of others. Events like these may disappear quickly from the mainstream media, but they will forever change the lives of all those affected by it.

And a big thanks to the school and the first responders, who, judging by the press releases and comments from students and family on Facebook, responded quickly and kept this from becoming any worse of a tragedy.

there is nothing I can say to make anything better, but we love you Casper. Be strong.

Below is video of the press conference about the attack.