A student has reportedly attacked the Millared High School in Omaha, Nebraska with a firearm, wounding the principal and assistant principle before apparently taking his own life.
The Omaha World-Herald has identified the student as Robert Butler Jr., the son of an Omaha police detective. He assaulted the school around lunchtime. Students say the principal had time to warn them to take cover before he was injured. The school went into lockdown, while terrified parents received chilling text messages from their kids, until authorities determined Butler had fled the scene. He was found dead in his car a short distance from the school.
Principal Curtis Case and Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar were both injured in the incident, Kaspar critically. They are currently receiving care at the Creighton University Medical Center. This is purely speculation, but it seems likely they were either Butler’s targets, or they were shot while confronting him when he entered the school.
As with other recent school shootings, the faculty evidently had no way to offer an armed response to the invader, who was not deterred by the “gun-free zone” signs.