A high school senior in Omaha, Nebraska, shot the principal and an assistant principal yesterday at Millard South High School. Both Principal Curtis Case, 45, and Assistant Principal Vicky Kaspar, 58, were hospitalized at the Creighton University Medical Center. Case is in serious yet stable condition, but Kaspar died during the night. The Millard schools were briefly put under lock-down until police found the suspect.
CNN reports that the shooter was identified as Robert Butler Jr., the son of an Omaha Police Department detective. Police found dead him inside his car shortly after the shooting. His wounds were apparently self-inflicted, and the police are not looking for any other suspects. No other students were injured.
Butler was 17 years old, and had recently transferred to Millard South High School. Police will be investigating the motives for violent outbreak. Butler posted an angry Facebook status the night before the shooting, saying the school “drove me to this.”
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