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Wyo. man kills 2, self; attack locks down school

CASPER, Wyo. — A man wielding a sharp-edged weapon killed one person in a Casper neighborhood Friday before killing a male teacher and himself in front of students in a community college classroom, causing a campus-wide lockdown

as authorities tried to piece together what happened.

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Police found the suspect and one of the victims dead at a science building on the Casper College campus, which was locked down for about two hours, school and police officials said. The other victim was found about 2 miles away.

Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said the murder-suicide took place in a classroom with students present, but he did not know how many students or what the class topic was.

He said investigators do not know the motive for the killings.

Walsh said an ‘‘edged weapon’’ was used it at least one of the killings, but he did not offer specifics, and it wasn’t clear if the same or a similar weapon was used in all of the deaths.

The attacker wasn’t believed to be a Casper College student and it appeared he knew the victims, Walsh said.

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