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Alleged Gunman In Omaha High School Kills Vice Principal, Self

Update: The AP says Vice Principal Vicki Kaspar has died of her gunshot wounds.

Police say a 17-year-old high school senior shot two school administrators today in Omaha, Nebraska. Katie Knapp Schubert from member station KIOS reports:

Robert Butler Jr. walked in to the office at Millard South High School just before 1 p.m. and shot principal Curtis Case and assistant principal Vicki Kaspar. Butler was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound a short time later. Police Chief Alex Hayes says Butler was the son of an Omaha Police Detective.

"We currently are speaking with him and we have an officer assigned to help him with any needs he may have as far as his mental state goes," Hayes said. "So we’ll be continuing to look at that and see what kind of issues were going on with Robert Butler."

The AP reports that in an ominous Facebook update before the shooting, Butler wrote that people would "hear about the 'evil' things he did and said the school drove him to violence." They add:

Butler recently transferred to the school from Lincoln, Nebraska. He wrote in the post that Omaha changed him and said he wanted people to remember him for who he was before affecting "the lives of the families I ruined."