Police: Student killed assistant principal after she sent him home
Police say Robert Butler Jr. killed himself after he shot the principal and assistant principal of Millard South High School.
January 6th, 2011
09:59 PM ET

Police: Student killed assistant principal after she sent him home

A Nebraska high school senior had been called out of class to speak with an assistant principal just hours before he returned to school and fatally shot her, Omaha police said Thursday.

Robert Butler Jr., 17, also wounded the school principal and was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Millard South High School Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar, 58, died at Creighton University Medical Center several hours after she was life-flighted away from the school with critical wounds. Principal Curtis Case, 43, remains hospitalized at the same facility in serious but stable condition.

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  1. Philip

    It takes two to tangle * How do you get a potential young elephant? You have two elephant's breed. How do you get a potential young monster?

    January 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AF

    it sad but the poor fool must not have had the love an care that kids need to be good people

    January 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HuhReally

    Well we put kids through the meat grinder of society then we complain when they become sausage. This is Clockwork Orange in action right here. You fill enough heads with enough garbage and eventually one of them will snap.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    You got that right HR.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jael

    Principals and school officials usually lack in their department vut this is a trdjedy


    January 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. woody

    The kids these days dont have disipline, because they are spoiled with ps3s, smart phones, tvs, and all of the latest technology there is. why should anyone care if he had a religion, He looked like a very decent young man. Do you think if he was struggling at home and with his family, that he would even make it to his Senior year? Most struggling teenagers don't even want to finish the Tenth grade. you cannot blame the partents, you raise your kids the best you can and teach them right from wrong. after that they make their own life decisions. i fell terrible for all involved including the parents.

    January 15, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. woody

    in my opinion it shouldnt be that easy to walk into school with a gun in the first place.

    January 15, 2011 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. george

    teenagers, the mentally unstable, bad guys. this is a huge number of potential killers. obviously the only way to keep handguns and people killer weapons out of their hands is to eliminate them by stopping their production, eliminate their ammunition, and let the bad guys gradually lose theirs to law enforcement. i hate the nra. they prey on weak minded semi-normal people. i hope there's a hell.

    February 3, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. think

    The level of ignorance, hatred, bigotry, and downright lack of humanity in these posts is disgusting. Intolerance breeds hatred which coincides directly with violence. @edudarino, your comments are disgusting and completely unprovoked. My deepest condolences go out to the families affected by this senseless act of violence.

    February 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
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