UPDATE: The Natrona County School District has issued this press release...

Casper PD has asked NCSD to do a supervised release of DMJH and Park Elementary. Bus students will be released early. Parents will need to pick-up their student at Dean Morgan and Park Elementary. All after school activities at Dean Morgan and Park Elementary are canceled. Students will be able to remain at these schools inside until parents are able to pick them up. Law enforcement is on location at both of these schools to provide additional assistance.


UPDATE: The suspect is identified as Dakota Hawkins. He is a 24-year-old white male.

Captain Steve Freel with Casper Police says there was a domestic disturbance at a home near 12th and Oak, and Hawkins was reported to have pulled a gun. He left the home and was seen near Casper College and later Dean Morgan Jr. High.

There is a warrant for his arrest.

Students at Dean Morgan are being released to their parents only at this time.


Casper College has issued an alert. Police are searching for a criminal suspect near campus.

He apparently was seen near Dean Morgan Junior High School.

He is described as a white male in a white  t-shirt. It was previously stated that he was wearing a burgundy shirt.

The lock down at Casper College has been lifted, according to the CPD. The police know the name of the suspect and have a warrant out for his arrest.

The armed man was spotted near the school. Now he is near Dean Morgan.

He is no longer considered a threat to Casper College.

If you are on either campus in a safe location, remain there. Students are being advised to shelter in place and lock doors. If you are not on campus, stay away until further notice.

Report any suspicious activity to campus security at 268-2688 or call 911.

We don't have any more details at this time. We have a reporter on the scene, and will update this story when we do.