A student who witnessed last week’s bow-and-arrow killing of a Casper College instructor says she thought at first that the assailant brought the weapon into the classroom only to try to scare the victim.
Casper College student Alexus Knight says she got the impression that James Krumm was trying to get away from his son after he was struck by an arrow. She says she ran from the classroom and hid in a bathroom until police arrived.
Meawhile, Krumm and Heidi Arnold were remembered as gentle and effective educators who loved life and each other.
Krumm and Arnold, who was also his live-in girlfriend, were killed by Krumm’s 25-year-old son, Christopher, who took his own life.
About 300 people attended a memorial service yesterday afternoon at the college’s Thunderbird Gym.
One colleague remembered Arnold as the “ultimate, smart, hippie chick.” A colleague of James Krumm said he never spoke ill of his students, not even behind closed doors.