Gunman opens fire at school board meeting

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December 14, 2010, 9:20 pm
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(NECN: Panama City, Fla.) - A chaotic scene at a Florida school board meeting was caught on camera. A gunman opened fire, and then took his own life.

It happened in Panama City, Florida. School board members tried to talk down the gunman before he opened fire.

At that moment the gunman opened fire, but he didn't hit anyone. The gunman, 56-year-old Clay Duke - walked up to a podium, spray painted a red "V" with a circle around it and began firing.
He told everyone in the room to leave except for the school board which he called "clowns". A school security guard shot at Duke, but police say he died by turning the gun on himself.

A reporter who was covering the meeting described what she saw.

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