Bay County School Board Shooter's Wife Speaks Out

The wife of the man who opened fire at an area school board meeting is speaking out about her husband's actions.

Last Tuesday, Clay Duke angry over the termination of his wife opened fire on the members of the Bay County School Board.

None of the members were hurt in the incident. Duke was shot in the knee and then turned the gun on himself.

His wife, Rebecca Duke, opened up about the day to The Early Show's Erica Hill.

“He was not trying to hit anybody. He was just trying-- in my opinion, he wanted to scare them. From what I can tell, he wanted them to get-- you know, to get down... this is a man that wouldn’t let our cat play with-- with a lizard. I mean, he would take him -- take the lizard away. He’d take the flies and catch ‘em and put ‘em outside. So, he honestly didn’t want-- didn’t want to hurt anybody. You know? He just-- I guess he wanted-- you know, to scare them.”

If you'd like to see the entire interview, you can catch it Thursday morning on The Early Show.

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  • by Jim Location: Enterprise on Dec 22, 2010 at 08:27 PM
    Her idiotic ramblings about her deceased husband's actions serve only to make one wonder how she gained employment at that school in the first place. A critical review of this school's hiring process should be done.
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