THE TRAGEDY AT MILLARD SOUTH; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 2
(House of Representatives - January 06, 2011)

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                      THE TRAGEDY AT MILLARD SOUTH

  (Mr. TERRY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. TERRY. Mr. Speaker, I want to follow up with my colleague Jeff 
Fortenberry's thoughts.
  The school in my district, Millard South, endured the ultimate 
tragedy when a student, who was suspended, returned with a gun. He 
walked into the assistant principal's office and shot her. Ms. Kaspar 
later died.
  My profound sorrow of this incident--the ultimate parents' nightmare. 
My kids attend that school district; so we were getting the call about 
the lockdown. I don't think there is anything more disturbing to a 
parent anywhere than when the veil of safety of a school has been 
pierced by such violence.
  The principal, who was also shot, is going to survive. He is also a 
neighbor of ours, and so I am glad that he will be fine.
  I ask this floor and our colleagues on both sides of the aisle to 
join the Omaha community in expressing the depth of our sorrows. I ask 
for your prayers for not only the students of that school but for all 
of the teachers, for the family of the assistant principal who died, 
and for the principal who is fighting for his life right now. I 
appreciate everyone's concern.

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