News outlets swarm Panama City following school board shooting

By: Erica Rakow Email
By: Erica Rakow Email

Panama City-- The Bay District School building in Panama City turned into the hub of activity for national and international media following Tuesday’s shooting.

National news channels had school board members and Superintendent Husfelt on their morning shows Wednesday. Husfelt’s office in the Nelson building on Balboa Avenue turned into a mobile newsroom, with photographers, producers and reporters from all over the country using the space.

NBC Correspondent Mark Potter flew into Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport from Atlanta Tuesday night. Potter, a veteran reporter, has covered numerous shootings and reported from several crime scenes throughout his career. But he says this incident is extremely unique.

Potter says the way the school board handle the terrifying incident defines heroism. That’s why he and the NBC crew are still in Panama City and will be staying until Thursday morning.

You can catch Potter’s piece about the heroes in our community on Nightly News with Brian Williams at 5:30ct Wednesday evening.


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