Police say a student at an Omaha high school shot two administrators in the school early Wednesday afternoon. A principal and an assistant principal were shot by Robert Butler, Junior, a 17-year-old high school senior. Police say Butler killed himself. His body was found in a car about a mile from the school. Millard South has about two-thousand students. Parents gathered at a church across the street, anxiously trying to contact their children inside the high school.
The school was placed on lock down and students were told to take cover. Another mother standing across the street from the school described her emotions to a reporter.
Butler’s father is an Omaha policeman. However, Butler was new to the Omaha school, transferring in from a school in Lincoln, Nebraska. Butler left an expletive-laced message on his Facebook page before the shootings, saying the new school had “changed” him and “drove” him to commit the “evil” act.