Omaha Public Radio News
10:54 am
Thu January 5, 2012

One year later, Millard South marks anniversary of deadly school shooting

Omaha, NE – It was one year ago Thursday that former Millard South High School assistant principal Vicky Kaspar was shot and killed by a former student.

The shooting happened January 5, 2011 at about 12:45 pm. 17-year-old Robert Butler Junior, who had been suspended, went to the school's administrative office to talk to Kaspar. He shot Kaspar and principal Curtis Case. Butler was found dead in a vehicle near the school a short time later. Kaspar died that evening and Case was seriously injured.

Since then, Millard schools have undergone two security audits and made upgrades. A scholarship fund was also set up in Kaspar's memory. Millard Public Schools spokeswoman Amy Friedman says the support for that fund has been overwhelming, with over $63,000 raised. Friedman says those scholarships will be awarded to students who work hard to maintain their grades and want to go to college but may not get much financial support. She says that's what Kaspar would have wanted as an advocate for all students.

About two thousand people attended Kaspar's funeral last January. Case returned to work at Millard South High School a few weeks after the shooting.

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