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Omaha school shooting kills vice principal

January 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A student opened fire at an Omaha high school on Wednesday, wounding the principal and vice principal, before turning the gun on himself. The vice principal, Vicki Kaspar, died later in the evening.The shooting happened at about 12:45 p.m. at Millard South High School.

No students were hurt. School principal Curtis Case and vice principal Vicki Kasper were rushed to the hospital. Kaspar was reported to have died shortly after 9 p.m. CST.

A witness said Case herded dozens of students into the school kitchen after gunfire broke out on campus.

Police said they found the shooter's body in a car where he killed himself about a mile away from the campus.

The shooter was identified as Robert Butler Jr., 17, the son of a police detective. Butler had transferred in November from a high school in Lincoln.

Students were released from the school lockdown about two hours later.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.