Florida board members recount horror: Shooter said 'we were going to die'
December 15th, 2010
09:37 AM ET

Florida board members recount horror: Shooter said 'we were going to die'

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 first-hand accounts of what happened with us on Wednesday’s American Morning.

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  1. Thomasine Swanston

    I'm aware of this previously, but still there were a few helpful pieces which completed the picture for me personally, thanks a lot!

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