Police investigate a homicide at Casper College on in Casper, Wyo.(Photo: Alan Rogers, AP)
CHEYENNE, Wyoming -- At least one person was killed and another
was wounded Friday morning in an attack at a community college in the
U.S. state of Wyoming.
Police took into custody one person who was
injured and may also have later died, following the attack that
happened just before 9 a.m. at Casper College, school spokesman Rich
Authorities were searching the campus for any additional suspects, Fujita said.
are reasonably certain that the one and only suspect is in custody, but
they told us they can't be 100 percent certain there is not a second
suspect," he said.
The campus was locked down and students were advised to stay where they were until police gave the all clear.
said he had no additional information, including how the attack
happened, what type of weapons may have been used, or who was killed.
police said they couldn't provide information because all of their
officers were at the scene. The Wyoming Highway Patrol was helping to
direct traffic at the college, but a patrol spokesman said he had no
information about what happened.
Casper College is a two-year
community college in Wyoming's second-largest city. Casper, population
56,000, is about 250 miles (400 kilometers) northwest of Denver.
residents refer to Casper as the "Oil City" because it's a hub for the
state's small oil industry. The city is flanked to the south by Casper
Mountain, scene of a massive wildfire in September that burned more than
24 square miles (60 sq. kilometers) of forest and meadows and destroyed
37 homes and cabins.