School board shooting: Panama City Florida. A gunman named Clay Duke open fired at the school representatives at the Bay District Schools board meeting. Tuesday afternoon a person calmly walked to a podium, spray painted a red “V” with a circle around it on a wall suggesting V for Vendetta and open fired at school board members. A security guard soon ran in, exchanged shots with and wounded the man who then killed himself, police said.

He missed every shot and ended up taking his own life. In video of the clash that lasted several minutes, the gunman, Clay A. Duke, dispassionately confronts the Bay District school board, telling everyone in the room to leave except the men on the board.

Before he started shooting, member Ginger Littleton, who had left the room as ordered, sneaks up behind Duke as he stands next to the long, beige desk where the board was sitting and whacks him on the arm with her large, brown purse made of an alligator-like material.

“In my mind, that was the last attempt or opportunity to divert him,” she told The Associated Press.

Duke, a large, heavyset man, got angry, turned around, and she fell to the floor and board members pleaded with her to stop. Duke pointed the gun at her head and said, “You stupid b—-” but he didn’t shoot her, she said. She’s not sure why.

“He had every opportunity to take me out,” she said.

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