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Wednesday
Jan052011

Son of Omaha Police Detective Shoots Principal and Assistant Principal, Turns Gun on Himself

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(OMAHA, Neb.) -- A high school student and son of a police detective shot two school officials at Millard South High School in Omaha Wednesday and then shot himself, police said.

The shooter was identified as 17-year-old Robert Butler Jr., son of Omaha Police Det. Robert Butler. He was a senior at the school.

The two people wounded in the shooting were the principal, Curtis Case, and an assistant principal, Vicki Kaspar. Kaspar later died. Case is in stable but serious condition at Creighton University Hospital, according to the hospital.

Butler's body was found in a red Honda about a mile from the school. Police said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to Omaha.com, Butler had posted an update to his Facebook page that read:

"Everybody that used to know me I'm sry but Omaha changed me and (expletive) me up. and the school I attend is even worse ur gonna here about the evil (expletive) I did but that (expletive) school drove me to this. I wont u guys to remember me for who I was b4 this ik. I greatly affected the lives of the families ruined but I'm sorry. goodbye."

No other students were wounded during the shooting.

A recorded message from the school said that students are safe and police are in control of the school.

Other schools in the district were also dismissed.

The high school sits on the west side of Omaha, within city limits, and has about 2,100 students.

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