Fla school superintendent recounts shooting

Last night as many of you already know, Clay Duke walked into a Florida school board meeting and opened fired at the school board. The school superintendent was interviewed this morning and he recounts the harrowing details:



The superintendent said that he had already made the decision that he would be shot because he could see it in the shooter’s eyes. Facing death like that is a moment that I can’t begin to imagine. I’m very thankful that, as he put it, God protected him. I would imagine his faith has grown a bit since last night.

The shooter also left a Facebook note where he uses a class warfare argument to justify his anger (h/t The Blaze):

My Testament: 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…

He also quotes Warren Buffet:

“There’s class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class that’s making war and we’re winning”
– Warren Buffet

According to The Blaze, this poem is called “The Mask of Anarchy”, where it appears he is calling people to rise up:

Rise like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number.
Shake your chains to earth like dew.
Which in sleep has fallen on you.
Ye are many – they are few.

And here are the links he posted on his site. I’m not familiar with most of them, but he does list Media Matters as one of his resources:

http://metanoia-films.org/index.php
http://www.theprogressivemind.info/
http://www.axisoflogic.com/

Home


http://www.accountabilitycircle.org/
http://crimesofthestate.blogspot.com
http://www.indymedia.org/en/index.shtml
http://mediamatters.org/
http://www.medialens.org/
http://redpill8.blogspot.com/
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Disinfopedia
http://www.stoplying.ca/
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/
http://luvsite.org/natsec.html

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31 thoughts on “Fla school superintendent recounts shooting

  1. Wonder if those school board members may be reconsidering their “no guns” zone policy. Were I one of them, TODAY I would be lobbying hard for a change in policy which would allow properly permitted concealed carry OR open carry if otherwise legal in the state so I would be able to protect myself (defend my right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness). If the change was not approved, I’d resign my boardship.

  2. The guy was upset the school board did not raise taxes which he thinks cost his wife her job apparently. I suspect this type of thing will become common as the economy crashes and the government gravy train ends.

  3. The guy was upset the school board did not raise taxes which he thinks cost his wife her job apparently. I suspect this type of thing will become common as the economy crashes and the government gravy train ends.

  4. This guy never intended to kill those people, nobody is that bad a shoot, he, could have killed all if he wanted. This was suicide! Some times people feel pushed in a corner with no voice and no one to listen. Knowing the School Boards here in Fl. his wife could have fired for saying grace over her lunch.

      1. Duke was charged in October 1999 with aggravated stalking, shooting or throwing a missile into a building or vehicle and obstructing justice, according to state records.

        Attorney Ben Bollinger, who represented Duke during his trial, told The News Herald of Panama City that Duke was waiting in the woods for his wife with a rifle, wearing a mask and a bulletproof vest. She confronted him and then tried to leave in a vehicle, and Duke shot the tires. He said that as part of his sentence, Duke was required to complete psychological counseling. Bollinger did not immediately return a phone message from the AP.

        http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/dec/15/150724/school-board-shooter-had-a-death-wish/

      2. Duke was charged in October 1999 with aggravated stalking, shooting or throwing a missile into a building or vehicle and obstructing justice, according to state records.

        Attorney Ben Bollinger, who represented Duke during his trial, told The News Herald of Panama City that Duke was waiting in the woods for his wife with a rifle, wearing a mask and a bulletproof vest. She confronted him and then tried to leave in a vehicle, and Duke shot the tires. He said that as part of his sentence, Duke was required to complete psychological counseling. Bollinger did not immediately return a phone message from the AP.

        http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/dec/15/150724/school-board-shooter-had-a-death-wish/

      3. Duke was charged in October 1999 with aggravated stalking, shooting or throwing a missile into a building or vehicle and obstructing justice, according to state records.

        Attorney Ben Bollinger, who represented Duke during his trial, told The News Herald of Panama City that Duke was waiting in the woods for his wife with a rifle, wearing a mask and a bulletproof vest. She confronted him and then tried to leave in a vehicle, and Duke shot the tires. He said that as part of his sentence, Duke was required to complete psychological counseling. Bollinger did not immediately return a phone message from the AP.

        http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/dec/15/150724/school-board-shooter-had-a-death-wish/

        1. He himself didn’t even know what he believed, the poem he has a quote from on his facebook, Masque of Anarchy, is about NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE!

          Bah, crazy people make my head hurt.

    1. I tend to agree, but there is a night and day difference between shooting a rifle and a handgun. Those snub nosed revolvers are about the hardest thing to hit a target with. If he really wanted to hurt people he could have.

      1. He was not using a snub nose, it was a compact semi auto. I agree if he had wanted to actually injure or kill any of those people he could have. I believe his intent was “suicide by cop”.

    2. Roland, you are correct. If you watch the video very closely, he clearly moves the gun from aiming on the man over to the right. He intentionally missed and then fired the next one into the ground. He never shot with aim at anyone until the security guard was shooting at him. I say this realizing that he was completely in the wrong.

  5. Maybe driven is the wrong word.

    Obviously the guy had alot of issues, along with his postings on other sites.

    I agree with J.A. Topfke, does the wife have the same ideology?

    1. We are being played by both sides. It’s like the media just can’t wait to see who to blame it on. Was he left or right? Who cares? Plenty of things they could be reporting or investigating. Apparently they just want to report on movie star antics and other fluff pieces.

    2. We are being played by both sides. It’s like the media just can’t wait to see who to blame it on. Was he left or right? Who cares? Plenty of things they could be reporting or investigating. Apparently they just want to report on movie star antics and other fluff pieces.

  6. Given this guy’s extreme political views, I wonder how much his wife shares those views. Probably it was a good thing she was removed from the school system.

  7. http://www.baynews9.com/video?clip=http://static.baynews9.com/newsvideo/bn9/web_video/School_board_shooting_1215.f4v

    PANAMA CITY —

    Clay Duke sat quietly through the first portion of the Bay District Schools, Florida, school board meeting Tuesday afternoon as local children were honored for their achievements.

    When it came time for citizens to bring up issues, the 56-year-old resident calmly approached the front.

    He spray painted a red “V” with a circle around it on the wall, brandished a small-caliber handgun and ordered the room cleared at a Panama City schools building.

    “Six men stay. Everyone else leave,” the burly gunman said.

    Moments later, Ginger Littleton, a board member, returned to the room and swung a purse at him. She ended up on the ground after the two struggled. The gunman cursed her, but did not open fire and he let her leave the room.

    Someone was going to die, he said.

    At that point, Duke, as seen on the dramatic live internet feed provided by CNN affiliates WJHG and WMBB, began a rambling discourse that included the apparent firing of his wife and sales taxes.

    The confrontation ended in the gunman identified as Duke calmly firing at the school officials, being wounded and, according to police, taking his own life.

    At first, school board members and Superintendent Bill Husfelt tried to reason with Duke, who had a criminal record. They talked about possibly finding a job for Duke’s wife or looking into the case.

    Husfelt told the gunman that he likely signed the termination papers, but didn’t recall the circumstances.

    “I’m the one who signed the papers,” Husfelt. “Let them go,” he said referring to the school board members.

    At one point, Husfelt said, “I don’t want anybody to get hurt. I’ve got a feeling that what you want, is you want the cops to come in and kill you because you are mad. Because you said you are going to die.”

    “But why? This isn’t worth it,” the superintendent told him. “This is a problem.”

    The gunman then pointed the pistol at the official.

    “Please don’t. Please don’t. Please,” Husfelt said.

    Duke shot twice at Husfelt from about 8 feet away and squeezed off several more rounds before security guard Mike Jones bolted in and, after exchanging gunfire with Duke, wounded him in the leg or side. Duke then fatally shot himself, police Sgt. Jeff Becker said. Somehow, no one else who remained in the small board room was injured in the clash that lasted several minutes, and Husfelt said at least two rounds lodged in the wall behind him.

    “It was so surreal. You couldn’t believe it was going on,” he said.

    Duke’s Facebook page listed him as a 1972 graduate of King High School in Tampa, although that hasn’t been confirmed.

    Good shot of woman hitting him with purse @ 40 seconds.

    1. I don’t think I would agree that he was ‘driven’ to that action. He choose to do that because of his leftist class warfare ideology. His facebook postings are proof of that.

      1. I agree. I don’t know that his goal was to kill anyone either. If it was, he would have done more damage. It is harder to hit a target with a pistol, but he could have stepped forward. He was looking around right before he shot. Maybe looking to see if the guy who shot him was there. May have been more of a death wish, than a murderous one.

      2. I agree. I don’t know that his goal was to kill anyone either. If it was, he would have done more damage. It is harder to hit a target with a pistol, but he could have stepped forward. He was looking around right before he shot. Maybe looking to see if the guy who shot him was there. May have been more of a death wish, than a murderous one.

      3. I watched a better video on infowars.com today. He had a semi-auto, and it was obvious that he wasn’t trying to hit anyonw. One round practically went in the ceiling.

    2. Nobody is driven to do something like this over one issue. This guy had many issues. ‘Media Matters’ like to accuse the Right of inciting this kind of thing, but it is the Left that fuels the class warfare mentality (ie rich people are bad, they’re are the reason you suffer).

    3. Nobody is driven to do something like this over one issue. This guy had many issues. ‘Media Matters’ like to accuse the Right of inciting this kind of thing, but it is the Left that fuels the class warfare mentality (ie rich people are bad, they’re are the reason you suffer).

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