Saturday marks nine years since Bay District School Board shooting

It was on December 14, 2010, that Clay Duke walked into the School Board meeting and pointed a gun at the Board members because of his wife being laid off from the district. (WJHG/WECP)

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Nine years ago on Saturday, the lives of Bay District School Board Members were forever changed.

It was on December 14, 2010, that Clay Duke walked into the School Board meeting and pointed a gun at the Board members because of his wife being laid off from the district.

The shootout ended with Duke killing himself, but for the School Board members who lived through it, they say it's a blessing no one was seriously hurt.

At Tuesday's School Board meeting, they took time to reflect on that day.

Steve Moss, a Bay District School Board Member who was at the meeting that day, said, "I think every year as a board, we take the opportunity to look back and reflect on that day. Saturday, coming up Saturday, will be nine years to the day of the school board shooting that happened in this very room, and so I think it's nice to look back and remember and, honestly, count our blessings, and have an attitude of gratitude in regards to just being happy and thankful that we're still here nine years later after that."

Since the shooting they make sure to have a Sheriff's deputy at every meeting.

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