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Gunman opens fire during Fla. school board meeting
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7338876.html ^ | Dec 14, 2010 | AP

Posted on 12/14/2010 1:21:05 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A gunman has opened fire during a Florida Panhandle school board meeting. It's not immediately known if there were fatalities or injuries.

A WMBB television reporter at Tuesday's meeting says the man came up to the podium at the Bay District School Board meeting and said he had a motion. He then pulled out a can of red spray paint and painted a "V" with a circle around it.

Reporter Nadeen Yanes tells her station he then pulled out a handgun and started talking.

Yanes says a school board member hit the gunman with her purse and he pushed her to the ground and started firing randomly.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
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1 posted on 12/14/2010 1:21:08 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
■The Circle "V" The symbol of "V" in V for Vendetta (film) is that of a red V within a circle, like an inverted Circle "A", without the horizontal bar through it. In the film, the symbol of the V appears several times: ■at the title sequence in fire ■when V rescues Evey he defaces a poster with the slash of a V, much like Zorro ■it is displayed in the corner as a logo during his television broadcast to London ■on graffiti sprayed by a little girl. There are definite ties to the movie V for Vendetta and the topic of anarchism, most of which are quite obvious in the character of "V" himself, standing up to a corrupt fascist government. The symbol also appears in the graphic novel. http://miriadic.wikia.com/wiki/Symbols_of_Anarchism
2 posted on 12/14/2010 1:25:01 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

right wing-ger. must be.


3 posted on 12/14/2010 1:26:01 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
...a school board member hit the gunman with her purse a...

Was this her?


4 posted on 12/14/2010 1:26:19 PM PST by FReepaholic (Yoiks...and away!!)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
Was it this guy?

He is a hero at DU.

5 posted on 12/14/2010 1:26:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Reporter Nadeen Yanes tells her station he then pulled out a handgun and started talking.

Yanes says a school board member hit the gunman with her purse and he pushed her to the ground and started firing randomly.

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This settles it. We need to begin confiscating purses.

Things would have been just fine if this lady had not hit him with her purse.


6 posted on 12/14/2010 1:26:52 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Or maybe he's just really, really, really upset that they haven't started showing the new season of "V" yet?

Seriously, prayers up that nobody is hurt.
7 posted on 12/14/2010 1:27:43 PM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
Reporter Nadeen Yanes tells her station he then pulled out a handgun and started talking.

And riiiiight about then is when he would have a 3rd eye appear from my smoking KelTec pocket .380.

Seriously, concealed carry would help a lot of these public shootings.

8 posted on 12/14/2010 1:30:12 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Onward to the battle royal!)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
Don't bring a purse to a gunfight.

Unless you have something a little more persuasive inside.

9 posted on 12/14/2010 1:34:30 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Is the school board meeting held in a school? Sound like that ‘gun free zone’ thing is the gift that keeps on giving.


10 posted on 12/14/2010 1:38:31 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

“Gunman opens fire during Fla. school board meeting”

Ever wonder why this kind of thing is rare at shooting ranges?


11 posted on 12/14/2010 1:40:58 PM PST by Grunthor (Silence is golden, Duct Tape is silver.)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
DU already is sympathizing with the shooter:

Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts)Tue Dec-14-10 04:05PM

" Well, revolution's gotta start somewhere - but a school board??

Seriously - why can't we skip over the piddly school board and head to DC and spray paint the image above on all OUR buildings until OUR servants get OUR message to not bankrupt the middle class to give the rick a tax cut."

12 posted on 12/14/2010 1:43:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Um, I'm pretty sure being a school board meeting, it's a gun free criminal free-fire zone...
13 posted on 12/14/2010 1:43:59 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

More info from MSNBC.com


Panama City police Sgt. Jeff Becker said one person was shot, but he would not say if it was the gunman. According to wjhg.com, it’s believed the man fired blanks at school board members, and was then shot by authorities, or may have shot himself.

Board chairman Ryan Neves told the Panama City News Herald that no school board members were injured.

[snip]

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40664031/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/


14 posted on 12/14/2010 1:47:48 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: piytar

“Um, I’m pretty sure being a school board meeting, it’s a gun free criminal free-fire zone... “

Often, the criminals are on the school board.


15 posted on 12/14/2010 1:48:53 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru

This is a societal problem. Government, federal, state and local has too quickly become overly authoritarian above its ability to confiscate and take citizens’ firearms. The ‘problem’ is when those among us cannot abide the oppression peacefully.


16 posted on 12/14/2010 1:53:22 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Uncle Ike

“it’s believed the man fired blanks at school board members, and was then shot by authorities, or may have shot himself.”

With a blank?


17 posted on 12/14/2010 1:55:12 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

” With a blank? “

Hey - it *is* a report from MSNBC, after all...


18 posted on 12/14/2010 1:57:31 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: traderrob6

A blank to the ear will ruin your day. Permanently.


19 posted on 12/14/2010 1:57:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: mylife

They have the superintendent on now. He said he thought the gunman had a combination of blanks and bullets but down’t know for sure.

he says the guy pointed the gun right at him and pulled the trigger.

Doesn’t make sense as he also says there are bullet holes everywhere. The suspect was shot by the school safety officer.

The gunman is dead.


20 posted on 12/14/2010 2:02:55 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Grunthor
Ever wonder why this kind of thing is rare at shooting ranges?

Because, at the range EVERYBODY is a "gunman".

I despise the media drumbeat about "gunman" this, "gunman" that, as if there were no better term to use. The "gun" is the only significant thing to them, and we know why.

21 posted on 12/14/2010 2:03:54 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Keep an eye out for the particular SSRI this guy was put on recently.


22 posted on 12/14/2010 2:11:05 PM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: traderrob6

Those things have killed people.


23 posted on 12/14/2010 2:12:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Obviously this story is incorrect. Schools are, after all, gun free zones. Let me guess....none of the actual SANE, law abiding people there was armed and therefore able to take this nut out, right??!!


24 posted on 12/14/2010 2:20:13 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Uncle Ike

ABC just reported that the gunman was shot by police.

No report of blanks.


25 posted on 12/14/2010 2:24:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: yarddog

I guess the superintendent just can’t figure out “that he got lucky”.

The gunman “missed”


26 posted on 12/14/2010 2:26:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: traderrob6
Blanks can kill.

The wad or seal on the end of the cartridge can penetrate at close range. That's how actor Jon-Erik Hexum died, fooling around with a revolver loaded with blanks.

27 posted on 12/14/2010 3:02:42 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother
Unless you have something a little more persuasive inside.

The inert uranium lined purse.

It crushes skulls.

It stops bullets.

It panics muslims and lefties.

Classic design in real imitated crocodile leather.

28 posted on 12/14/2010 3:13:58 PM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: mylife

They just showed video and it looks like a Glock. You can clearly see a shell casing ejecting as he points the gun at the superintendent. The super dodges but it looks like the shot just missed from only around two feet away.


29 posted on 12/14/2010 3:20:41 PM PST by yarddog
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To: yarddog

Damn lucky super.


30 posted on 12/14/2010 3:26:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: Hardraade
I knew there was a reason why the Dorchester Garden Club ladies were able to re-enact the Battle of D-Day . . . .

< / Monty Python rimshot >

31 posted on 12/14/2010 3:26:42 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: mylife

They just showed the video right up until the guy was shot. The superintendent is an incredibly brave man. Several times he asks the shooter to let the others go.

You are also right, the super is incredibly lucky. Also some woman showed incredible spunk tho maybe a bit of foolishness as she comes up behind him and hits him. The shooter knocks her down but doesn’t harm her. Another brave woman comes partly up and asks if he will let her help the woman who is down. He never lets her but the woman finally gets up and gets away and the other woman follows her.

A really bunch of brave people.


32 posted on 12/14/2010 3:37:27 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

He should have been more discrete, that’s all.


33 posted on 12/14/2010 3:44:48 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: yarddog

Well, everything ended well.
I wonder if we will ever get the story on what set this clown off?


34 posted on 12/14/2010 3:46:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Dead idiot’s FB page.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001890028704&sk=info

“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…”


35 posted on 12/14/2010 4:20:03 PM PST by WSGilcrest (I'm just sayin'...)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
pulled out a can of red spray paint and painted a "V" with a circle around it
Thanks Wile E Coyote Genius.


36 posted on 12/14/2010 4:20:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: WSGilcrest

Thanks for posting that. Sounds like he was the King of Loserville.


37 posted on 12/14/2010 4:45:11 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 206....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: dagogo redux

discreet


38 posted on 12/14/2010 5:22:16 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: WSGilcrest

Good catch. Looks like he was hopped up on the Left’s class warfare BS.


39 posted on 12/14/2010 5:51:21 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: mylife

That movie was so sh!t-stupid I thought the director was trying to murder my brain.


40 posted on 12/14/2010 6:59:27 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Which explains why the denizens of DU love it.


41 posted on 12/14/2010 7:02:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: GladesGuru
Often, the criminals are on the school board.

Yup. In the extraordinarily rare occasion that this kind of thing happens, I have to wonder what it was that precipitated the event. Was it a Drega moment, or  just a nutjob.

I find it interesting to look at the reactions of sites like this and DU before any real information is in. The knee jerk responses are informative.

Given how heavy-handed government at all levels can be these days, and how aribtary and capriciously they often act, it's suprising that something similar doesn't happen more often.

42 posted on 12/14/2010 7:09:21 PM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Thankfully Gun free zones have prevented shootings in places like Columbine, VT, Westroads Mall in Omaha and the Amish school. Oh wait, never mind.


43 posted on 12/14/2010 7:30:35 PM PST by matt04
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To: yarddog
The superintendent is an incredibly brave man. Several times he asks the shooter to let the others go.

Roger that. A real hero.

The lady was carefully taking aim at the hand with the gun; she was trying to knock it out of his hand. She's no small change, either.

44 posted on 12/14/2010 8:12:29 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

That’s what I thought too. Brave lady!


45 posted on 12/14/2010 10:01:20 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Uncle Miltie

Yikes, first video I’ve seen...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODwsVhcAMtM


46 posted on 12/14/2010 10:16:45 PM PST by LayoutGuru2 (0BAMAC0RN)
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To: LayoutGuru2

More... Obligatory “Graphic Content” warning...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVk6YILXFtI

If he offed himself it must have been after this.


47 posted on 12/14/2010 10:21:33 PM PST by LayoutGuru2 (0BAMAC0RN)
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To: zeugma

Drega = Nutjob


48 posted on 12/14/2010 10:56:52 PM PST by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

A Lefty Nutcase.


49 posted on 12/15/2010 3:34:55 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: mylife

liberals again acting out and trying to hurt people.
Will the white house and the media be blamed for inciting this action seeing as they play the class warfare card all the time.


50 posted on 12/15/2010 6:49:30 AM PST by manc (FOX/media never mention the homo private who stole the secrets or show the homo agenda do they? mmm)
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