Student opens fire at Omaha high school, 2 woundedBy JOSH FUNK, Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. – The son of a city police detective opened fire at a Nebraska high school Wednesday, wounding the principal and assistant principal and forcing panicked students to take cover in the kitchen of the building where he had attended classes for no more than two months.
After fleeing the scene, the gunman fatally shot himself in his car about a mile away.
The chaos unfolded as students returned from a holiday break. Authorities did not know why the suspect shot the administrators, who were hospitalized.
Police Chief Alex Hayes provided no details on the weapon Butler used or how he obtained it. Butler had transferred in November from a high school in Lincoln.
Principal Curtis Case was listed in stable condition. Vice Principal Vicki Kaspar was in critical condition, the police chief said.
Authorities first received reports of the shooting around 12:50 p.m. The school was immediately locked down, but within two hours, students were being released in groups. Parents picked them up at a nearby church.
The high school on the west side of Omaha has about 2,100 students.
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