by the Left Coast Rebel
This is incredible, I can't believe how brave these school board members were when the gunman - Clay Duke - started threatening them with a gun and followed through on the threat. Can you believe that a woman named Ginger Littleton even swung her purse at him?:
A school board meeting went from discussing head lice to members pleading for their life Tuesday in Florida when an ex-convict, Clay Duke, interrupted the Bay District School Board meeting, brandishing a gun and mumbling about how the school board had fired his wife, a claim the police are now investigating.
In the chilling video captured by a WMBB News 13 camera, the board members try to reason with Duke and try to save one another from the gunman.
Ginger Littleton, one school board member, stayed in the room even after Duke ordered her to leave. In the video, she swings her purse at him, in an attempt to knock the gun out of Duke's hand. She falls to the ground, and Duke stands over her but does not kill her. Another school board member comes back into the room at that time and asks the gunman to let Littleton leave, which Duke does.
At another point, Superintendent Bill Husfelt asks Duke to let everyone else go, saying Husfelt was likely the one responsible for firing Duke's wife. Duke turns his gun on Husfelt and fires, but the bullets miss Husfelt.
The video ends there, but a few moments later, a security guard entered the room and exchanged fire with Duke. One shot hit Duke in the leg. The police told the Associated Press that Duke then turned his gun on himself and committed suicide.
Duke reportedly made a Facebook page last week with images from the movie "V for Vendetta" and a sprawling "testament" that implies he knew he would be in the news soon:Some people (the government sponsored media) will say I was evil, a monster (V)... no... I was just born poor in a country where the Wealthy manipulate, use, abuse, and economically enslave 95% of the population. Rich Republicans, Rich Democrats... same-same... rich... they take turns fleecing us... our few dollars... pyramiding the wealth for themselves. The 95%... the us, in US of A, are the neo slaves of the Global South. Our Masters, the Wealthy, do, as they like to us...
Though he had no friends, his page is open to the public and more than a thousand people have written messages on his wall meeting in a digital town square to discuss his death.