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(Wyo.)- 3 Dead, In Casper College Homicide

By: Jeremy Anderson Posted at: 11/30/2012 10:44 AM

(Casper, WY)-Casper police say three are dead stemming from an apparent homicide at Casper College this morning.

Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said there were two dead at the school's Wold Physical Science Center and one dead at another location in Casper, although he wouldn't identify the dead.

No firearms were involved, Walsh said. No suspects are at large and nobody else was injured, Walsh said. He wouldn't confirm where the third person was found dead.

Police responded to the campus's Wold Physical Science Center at about 9 a.m. this morning. Police and college officials locked down the campus and police sealed and searched the physical science center. The college is now no longer on lockdown.

Officials called for ambulances shortly after 9 a.m., but no patients were transported or treated at the Wyoming Medical Center, Walsh and hospital spokeswoman Mel Schwartz said.

College student Delina Barbosa was in the same building and same floor where the incident occured, attending a morning chemistry class. At about 9:10 a.m. a college secretary pounded on the door, then gestured to students.

"You guys need to evacuate right now. This is not a drill," the secretary said, according to Barbosa. Barbosa said she didn't hear any commotion prior to the secretary's notice. Barbosa and the other left class and were ushered to Liesinger Hall, the student center.

Natrona County School District officials put the district's schools on lockdown after news of the incident, and the Wyoming Medical Center was put on lockdown for 30 minutes this morning. The district lifted the lockdown on all but schools in the downtown Casper area at 10 a.m. and the rest at 10:30 a.m.

(Story courtesy of the Casper Star Tribune)


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