Due to the graphic nature of this story, we feel it’s necessary to reveal up front that none of the gunman’s targets in this video were actually hit. The scene unfolded Tuesday at the Bay County School Board meeting in Panama City, Florida. The gunman has been identified as Clay Duke, who told board members he was upset over sales taxes and the apparent firing of his wife. During a drawn out back-and-forth dispute with school board members, he said someone was going to die. Ultimately that someone was Duke, wounded by a security guard’s bullet, but killed by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
Superintendent Bill Husfelt explained his frame of mind during the ordeal to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I do not have a death wish,” Husfelt said, “I know if I were to die today, I know where I’m going and I was fine with that, but I did not want everyone in that room killed.”
As you’ve seen, school board member Ginger Littleton, who Duke told to leave the room, snuck back in to try and knock the gun from his hand with her purse. One question comes to mind: What was she thinking? She and Superintendent Husfelt talked to CNN’s “American Morning.”
Watch the entire un-edited scene unfold here.