Wyo. Community Colleges Generally Safe, Stats Show

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Major violent crimes, such as the killing last week of a Casper College instructor in his classroom, are a rare occurrence on the campuses of Wyoming's seven community colleges, according to crime statistics.

"Something this tragic I don't think has probably ever occurred on a college campus in Wyoming," Matt Petry, deputy director of the Wyoming Community College Commission, said Wednesday. "I think we've been fortunate that way."

Last Friday, James Krumm, 56, was killed when his 25-year-old son, Christopher Krumm, shot him with an arrow in front of a handful of students, police say. Christopher Krumm then stabbed himself to death. No students were hurt.

Police say Christopher Krumm had earlier stabbed to death another Casper College instructor, Heidi Arnold, 42, off campus at the home she shared with James Krumm.

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