A bow-and-arrow attack has stunned a Wyoming community as a man reportedly shot his father in the head in front of his class mates on Friday.
Police have released more information of the attack on Saturday that took place at a Wyoming community college.
It has been confirmed that a man shot his father in the head with a bow and arrow in front of a computer science class, leaving students horrified and stunned. The man had fatally stabbed his father's live-in girlfriend just before at their home just a few miles away from the school.
Police have said that they believe Computer science instructor James Krumm, 56, saved other deaths from taking place as he tried to fight off his son's attacks on Friday, giving vital time for the other students to flee. The teacher was attempting to fend off an attack by his own son, Christopher Krumm, 25, of Vernon, Conn., Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh has said, according to the Associated Press.
Walsh said, "I can tell you the courage that was demonstrated by Mr. Krumm was absolutely without equal."
Police have said that they are still investigating why the man attacked his own father and his girlfriend, who was also an instructor at the college. She has been named as 42-year-old Heidi Arnold, a math instructor.
Officials have said that the body of Arnold was found just outside the home she shared with the man's father. She had been stabbed to death.
Police have described the attack on the father, saying that the man shot his father in the head with an arrow before stabbing himself. A struggle then ensued between the father and son in which the father was stabbed fatally.
Those that fled called 911 and when police arrived they found the father and son both on the verge of death. The son died soon after police arrived. In the aftermath the entire school campus was placed in lockdown for two hours, according to AP.
Police say the killer carried a bow and arrows, as well as two knives during his attack.