North Platte, Neb.-- Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a father after they say he told his teenage daughter to kill herself.
Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, deputies received a report that a teenager in Sutherland wanted to harm herself.
Deputies say the girl went to the Hershey Teen Dance and met a boy. They say when she told her 42-year-old dad, he said she couldn’t date any boys. Deputies say they started to argue and she said she wanted to hurt herself.
Officials say the teen and other witnesses said her father retrieved a pump shotgun, loaded it and tried to hand it to his daughter. They say he told her to use the gun to kill herself and attempted several times to give her the gun.
Deputies say he didn’t deny the story when they interviewed him. He was arrested for Felony Child Abuse. The investigation is ongoing.