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December 15th, 2010
08:25 AM ET

Board members share accounts of shooting at Florida school board meeting

(CNN) – Clay Duke, a 56-year-old resident of Panama City, Florida, opened fire at a school board meeting Tuesday afternoon. The dramatic incident was captured on tape and streamed live on the internet.

During the time for public comments, Duke approached the front of the room, painted a red “V” with a circle around it on a wall, wielded a small handgun and ordered the room cleared. Ginger Littleton, a board member, returned to the room and swung a purse at him. After a brief struggle with Duke, he let her leave the room. Duke then began a rambling discourse, eventually facing the School Superintendent, William Husfelt, who attempted to reason with him. Amazingly, no one on the school board was hurt. However, the gunman, Clay Duke, eventually turned the gun on himself and took his own life.

Ginger Littleton and William Husfelt shared their amazing stories with us on Wednesday’s American Morning.

Read more: Rambling gunman dead after opening fire at Florida school meeting


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  1. phaleesha

    wow thank the god that he was there and seen it and the cop came in time that he did.

    December 15, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  2. L. Morris, Jr.

    Regarding the school board shooting, the number one question should be: How, where and when did a criminal with an unstable mind get a gun?

    December 15, 2010 at 10:48 am |