|Published:||Jan 05, 2011 6:49 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 05, 2011 6:10 PM EST|
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police: High school principal and vice principal wounded in Omaha school shooting
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Two adults were wounded when a gunman opened fire Wednesday afternoon at a high school in Omaha, police said.
Omaha police officer Jake Bettin said no students were wounded during the shooting at Millard South High School, and the suspect was dead. It was not immediately known who the adults were and what their conditions are at hospitals. One was taken by helicopter from the scene.
Officials say the suspect was a student at the high school. He was found in a nearby car. No other details were immediately released.
The school has about 2,100 students.
Sixteen-year-old Laura Olson, a junior at Millard, said she was just beginning lunch when the principal rushed into the cafeteria.
"He was like yelling, 'Get in the kitchen! Get in the kitchen!' He was waving his arms. You knew something was wrong and it wasn't a drill," Olson told The Associated Press.
She estimated that she'd been rushed into the kitchen with several dozen students around 12:45 p.m. By 1:30 p.m., they were still not been released and had not heard anything from school officials.
A record message from the school said the school was in lockdown and that parents and guardians should gather at Divine Shepherd Church across the street.
The message said: "Students are safe. Police are in control of the school."