Shooting Has School Boards Reviewing Safety Policies

Local school boards are reviewing safety procedures after a suicidal gunman took aim and fired at school board members during a regularly scheduled meeting in Florida.

Panama City, Florida police say 56-year-old Clay Duke walked to the front of the room and spray painted the letter "v" in a circle, and then pulled out a gun. He fired at school board members several times but never hit anyone. Police say he turned the gun on himself, after a security guard fired back.

This shooting is a wake-up call for all school boards in the east, according to local districts. Beaufort County superintendent Dr. Don Phipps says since this incident they plan to look further into their own security measures. "We'll look at our procedures. We do a lot of training and updating of our procedure and our protocol. This is just something that puts it in the forefront. It's an alarm that needs to go off."

Beaufort County's School Board chairman says he hopes to have a discussion with members on this issue after their December meeting.


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