Tragedy in Omaha
on January 5th, a senior student took his father’s loaded gun to school and shot the principle and vice principle.. then himself. my friend Heather’s 2 older kids go to that school and were hiding in a closet texting their mom during the ordeal. the vice principal died and the principle is still in serious condition. this teen’s dad is an Omaha cop.
the community is pretty much in shock over this tragedy and will never really understand why it happened. the only speculation is the shooter was suspended from school for 17 days for driving his vehicle on the football field.. and maybe this was his revenge done in anger. or maybe he felt hopeless in his personal life and this was the last straw.
his decision to do something so horrible will forever change the lives of all families involved, as well as all the students and friends affected.. well I take that back because I don’t know these 2 people yet it has also affected me..
it scares me to realize that anything can happen anywhere, we just never know. no place is excluded from danger, which worries me for my kids and family more so as time goes on. what is driving our kids to do such things? are they in so much emotional pain that they act out of futility or despair?
I am still in shock. it has affected the whole community even those like me who didn’t even know them..
friends of the shooter say this guy was a nice kid and good friend. many are grieving his loss as well as the victims’. it’s not my place to judge so I wont. his family as well as the victim’s families are permanently devastated and I pray for all involved to find comfort and peace. this could be anyone of ours’ son.. tragedy knows no borders..
R.I.P. Dr. Kaspar