Millard South High School
|Millard South High School|
|Established||1970 as Millard High School|
|Type||Public High School|
|Location||14905 Q. St.,
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
|District||Millard Public Schools|
|Colors||Red, White, and Blue|
|Nickname||Indians (pre 2000), Patriots (post 2000)|
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.
On January 5, 2011, a Millard student fatally shot the school's assistant principal and wounded the principal, then killed himself.
|Millard South High School shooting|
|Location||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Date||January 5, 2011
12:45 pm (UTC-6)
|Target||Millard South High School|
|Weapon(s)||Glock .40 S&W|
|Deaths||2 (including the perpetrator)|
|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. It was later reported that Butler had consumed a type of synthetic cannabis known as K2 before the shootings.
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.
The Patriots have won a number of state championships, listed in the table below.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Cross Country, Boys||2||2006, 2013|
|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|
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