Update: Omaha High School Shooting Has Tragic End
Yesterday, we reported that two people were injured in a school shooting at Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska. Today, more details have developed and we are sad to say that they aren't good.
17-year-old Butler Jr., a student who recently transferred to Millard South High School this past fall and son of a local police detective, was suspended from school for 19 days after a security camera captured him driving his car across the high school football field, damaging it. After he was asked to leave the school, Butler posted a message on Facebook, via cell phone, and apologized for his future actions and said that the city and school had made him evil. The words he wrote are chilling:
"ur gomna here about the evil s--- I did but that f---- school drove me to this,'' he wrote. "I greatly affected the lives of families ruined but I'm sorry. goodbye.''
Butler later returned to the school with a handgun. He went to Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar's office and shot both her and principal Curtis Case. After the shootings, he fled by car where police later found him in a parking lot, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.
Kaspar was rushed from the school by helicopter but died hours later. Case is still in serious condition but is expected to survive the shooting. No students were harmed during this sad incidednt. Many of them texted their parents during the fiasco to let them know that they were alright.
"Someone was shot. I'm not dead,'' one student texted her mother. Another one said, "If I don't make it out, I love you."
This is a horrible story on both ends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is involved. As always, violence is never the answer.
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