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Florida school board shooter dead

Video from the school board meeting room where a man was shot and killed after he spray-painted a V in a circle on the wall and pulled a gun. Video from the school board meeting room where a man was shot and killed after he spray-painted a V in a circle on the wall and pulled a gun.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP/WSFA) - Police are now saying a gunman shot himself to death at a Florida school board meeting and that he was not killed by a security guard as initially reported.

Panama City Police Sgt. Jeff Becker says after reviewing video footage of Tuesday's shooting, the gunman fatally shot himself.

District spokeswoman Karen Tucker says former police officer Mike Jones shot the man as he confronted the Bay District School board members during Tuesday's meeting in Panama City. She says Jones is also a former board member. She says there were no other injuries.

A WMBB-TV 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 said the man 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. Yanes and others ran outside.

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