Millard South Principal released from Hospital

Dr. Curtis Case

The principal who was wounded in last week's shooting at a Nebraska high school has been released from the hospital. Hospital officials say Curtis Case was released from Creighton University Medical Center Wednesday afternoon _ one week after the shooting at Millard South High School.

Police say Case was shot Wednesday after 17-year-old Robert Butler Jr. used his police detective father's handgun to fatally wound assistant principal Vicki Kaspar. Butler then fired at a custodian and missed before fleeing the school and killing himself.

Butler had been suspended by Kaspar a few hours before the shooting for driving on the west Omaha school's football field on New Year's Day. Kaspar's funeral was held on Tuesday.

Case issued this statement Thursday:

“My heart is broken and weeps for Vicki, Ron and the loving Kaspar family.  My heart is filled with joy and pride in all I have witnessed over the last week from the students, families, and Millard community.  My heart is bursting in anticipation at being back with the Millard South
family.  Words cannot express the love I have for my the staff, students, and
community of Millard South.  I am finally home, but I still need time to heal. I will see all of you very soon.  Thank you for you prayers, cards, and gifts.”