There has always been a vigorous debate about the necessity of campus gun control laws, especially after the Virginia Tech massacre in which the shooter killed 32 people and wounded 15.

A tragedy highlights the point that gun control opponents make, that it is the person and not the weapon that is the real issue.

A man killed a woman near a community college in Casper, Wyoming, before killing a male teacher and himself in front of a class full of students, according to police.

The ABC news affiliate in Casper reports that police say the attack at Casper College occurred while class was in session.

“What we can find is that the individual that committed the violent acts was not a student at the college, but that there was a known relationship between [the victims],” said Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh at a press conference on Friday afternoon.

The Police Chief later clarified that all three had known each other.  Police say the killer was not a current student at Casper College. Walsh could not confirm that the suspect was a former student, either.  Walsh added that there were no records that could have tipped off authorities to any kind of threat. Walsh said no firearms were used during the homicides, and rather said that “edged weapons” were involved.

However, multiple students told K2 News that some kind of a bow-and-arrow weapon was used.    Walsh later emphasized that following the attacks no suspects were at large and there (are) no threats of random violence.

Wyoming ABC affiliate K2TV has further details, which include the fact the suspect killed the woman on a street near campus before heading to the college and killing a male faculty member and himself in a classroom in the World Science Building.