No Charges Filed in May Shooting at York Prison


No charges will be filed against a former prison employee who shot herself in the chin while in the lobby at the Nebraska Correction Center for Women in York.

Authorities say 49-year-old Robin Staehr, of York, walked into the public lobby at the women's prison on May 24 with a rifle behind her back, demanding to be allowed into the facility. Staff recognized Staehr as an employee who resigned from the facility in 2005 and denied her access to the facility.

The facility was being locked down when Staehr shot herself with a .22-caliber rifle.

She was soon captured and taken to a Lincoln hospital.

York County Attorney Candace Dick says state statutes aren't applicable in the case and that every effort was being made to ensure that Staehr didn't pose a threat to anyone else.Authorities said shortly after the incident that it was believed Staehr was intoxicated that day.