Millard South High School

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Millard South High School
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Established 1970 as Millard High School
Type Public High School
Principal Curtis Case
Students 1,557[1]
Grades 9-12
Location 14905 Q. St.,
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
District Millard Public Schools
Colors Red, White, and Blue               
Nickname Indians (pre 2000), Patriots (post 2000)
Website http://www.mpsomaha.org/mshs

Millard South High School is a fully accredited public high school located in Omaha, Nebraska. The school colors are red, white and blue. Millard South is one of four high schools within the Millard Public School District. The school was established in 1970 as Millard High School.

Millard South is a member of the Nebraska School Activities Association. Athletic teams are known as the Patriots.

History[edit]

2011 Shooting[edit]

Millard South High School shooting
Location Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Date January 5, 2011
12:45 pm (UTC-6)
Target Millard South High School
Attack type
School shooting
Murder-suicide
Weapons Glock .40 S&W
Deaths 2 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
2
Perpetrators Robert Butler Jr.

On January 5, 2011, Robert Butler Jr., a senior at Millard South, was suspended for trespassing on school grounds after an incident in which he drove his car onto the school's football field on New Year's Day. The suspension was carried out by Assistant Principal Dr. Vicki Kaspar and resulted in Butler being escorted out of the school by security. At 12:45 p.m., Butler returned to the school armed with a Glock .40-caliber pistol that he had stolen from his father's cabinet, and signed in for an appointment with Kaspar. He then walked into her office and shot her.

Moments later, Principal Curtis Case ran out into the hallway and was shot several times in the chest and hip. Butler then walked into the front office area, firing randomly; gunshot debris caused minor injuries to the school nurse. Butler then left the school and drove two miles to a local parking lot, where he fatally shot himself.[2] It was later reported that Butler had consumed a type of synthetic cannabis known as K2 before the shootings.[3]

During the shooting, Millard South went into a lockdown, which came to include 21,000 students in the Millard School District. Kaspar and Case were hospitalized at Saint Joseph Hospital at Creighton University Medical Center; several hours later, Kaspar died of multiple head and chest wounds.[4]

Athletics[edit]

The Patriots have won a number of state championships, listed in the table below.

State Championships[5]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 2 1995, 2009
Cross Country, Boys 2 2006, 2013
Golf, Girls 1 1978
Softball 4 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013
Winter Wrestling 4 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Basketball, Boys 5 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991
Basketball, Girls 3 1989, 1992, 1996
Spring Track and Field, Boys 1 1993
Track and Field, Girls 1 1994
Cheerleading 2 2012, 2013
Baseball 2 1976, 1980
Soccer, Boys 1 2008
Total 26

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://nsaahome.org/textfile/about/1415enroll.pdf
  2. ^ Welch, Chris (January 6, 2011). "Slain assistant principal sent student home because of trespass charge". CNN. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Stoddard, Martha (February 16, 2011). "K2, guardianship bills OK'd". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Assistant Principal Dies From Injuries". Omaha, Nebraska: KETV. January 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Nebraska School Activities Association" (English). Retrieved 2012-06-19. 

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