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Shots Fired At Omaha High School

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. 

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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