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Omaha Shooting Update

A heartbreaking update to a story from yesterday: Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar, shot by a disturbed student at Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska yesterday, has died from her wounds.

Grieving students held an overnight vigil for Kaspar, hoping for her recovery.  Fox News quotes a former student, Samantha Jo Pilkenton: “And then we found out she’d passed away.  It was… I can’t even describe… I didn’t have words.  This isn’t possible.”

New details released about the case suggest the shooter, Robert Butler Jr., may have targeted Kaspar after being called into her office over some kind of disciplinary problem on Wednesday morning.  Students describe Butler as an ordinary, likeable kid with no previous history of violent behavior.  Police have confirmed he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car, after the school attack.

The school principal, Curtis Case, was also shot.  He is said to be in serious but stable condition.

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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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