Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Shooting at Florida School Board Meeting...

I'd never heard of a Duck and Cover Drill at a school board meeting before..  Only this wasn't a drill... A gunman, 56 year old Clay A. Duke apparantly upset because his wife had been fired interrupted the meeting and started shooting,,

The only person injured was the gunman. He was wounded in an gunfire exchange with Mike Jones the security guard. After being wounded Duke killed himself

A word of advice, don't mess with Panama School Board Member Ginger Littleton, she has spunk, nerve and guts,  as you can see from the Video her common sense is questionable, but not her courage

AP has a detailed accout of of the incident "Official: Fla. school board shooting 'surreal'" The AP article has a ABC video of the incident that's a little more detailed and graphic

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A gunman who fired point-blank at school board members before fatally shooting himself had for much of the meeting sat with the rest of the audience, listening to routine business.

As the board was in the midst of a discussion Tuesday, Clay A. Duke walked to the front of the room, spray painted a red "V" with a circle around it on the white wall, then turned and waved a handgun. He calmly ordered everyone to "hit the road" except the men on the board sitting behind a long beige desk.

Despite his shock, Bay City Schools Superintendent Bill Hasfelt mustered a calm voice and tried to persuade Duke to drop the gun, but the 56-year-old ex-convict just shook his head, blaming officials for his wife being fired. Video showed him slowly raising the gun and leveling it at Husfelt, who pleaded "Please don't, please don't."

"We could tell by the look in his eyes that this wasn't going to end well," Husfelt later told The Associated Press 
 Read the rest of the AP Story

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