We recently covered the “Bow and Arrow” murder/suicide on a Wyoming college campus with restrictive gun policies.
The College Fix has published an article comparing the Sandy Hook Elementary killer to the perpetrator of the Wyoming crime, with a focus on their inherited mental health disorders.
The Casper College “Bow & Arrow” killer and the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter were both young men who had Asperger’s Syndrome, took college classes as teens, and were considered “geniuses.”
On Nov. 30, 25-year-old Chris Krumm killed his father, math teacher James Krumm, with a bow and arrow in front of students inside a classroom at a Wyoming community college before taking his own life with a knife. Earlier that morning, Chris Krumm also fatally stabbed his father’s girlfriend, also a teacher, with a knife, police say.
On Friday, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed 26 people, including young children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
In news reports following the tragedies, it was reported that the assailants attended college as teens, and were considered geniuses with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Chris Krumm’s aunt described him to a reporter as a “borderline genius” upset by the belief he had inherited Asperger Syndrome from his dad.
It has also been widely reported that Lanza was considered a “nerdy genius” by his peers and had Asperger’s Syndrome.
Asperger’s Syndrome is a mild form of autism. News reports published across the nation Monday emphasized there is no link between violence and Asperger’s Syndrome.
“There really is no clear association between Asperger’s and violent behavior,” said psychologist Elizabeth Laugeson, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, told USA Today.
College ‘Bow & Arrow,’ Sandy Hook Killers Both Geniuses with Asperger’s (The College Fix)