Panama City Gunman Dead by the Time 911 Call Ended

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - By the time a 911 call to alert authorities about a gunman holding school board members hostage was
completed, the incident was over and the perpetrator was dead.

It took roughly six minutes.

Nancy Boyd, assistant superintendent of Bay County schools, calmly described the events leading up to Clay Duke taking his own life after firing at several school board members.

Authorities said 56-year-old Duke was distraught that his wife had been fired by the school district earlier this year.

Boyd told the 911 dispatcher "there's some man here with a gun."

She described the scene as Duke began firing at school board
members.

Duke killed himself after exchanging gunfire with a security guard.

No one else was injured.


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