Skip to comments.School security guard: 'I'm not a hero, folks' (Praises God during interview)
Posted on 12/16/2010 12:13:55 PM PST by pillut48
PANAMA CITY, Florida The Florida security guard who confronted a gunman during a school board meeting said Thursday that he was "no hero" and wasn't thinking about bullets or dying.
His biggest fear, he said, was that he had let down his superintendent.
"I saw that first shot and I knew the superintendent fell backward," Mike Jones said during a press conference on Thursday. "I thought he'd killed him, that I'd let him down."
Jones, a 20-year police veteran, calmly, and at times tearfully, described the events leading up to Clay Duke taking his own life after firing at several school board members. Authorities said Duke, 56, was distraught that his wife had been fired by the school district earlier this year.
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Now this is someone with the right perspective on life and the right priorities.
This guy is an example of training kicking in without the hesitation that comes with a delay. The man is a role model for everyone
Clinging to ones Bible and Guns saves lives !
In the interest of clarity and truth, the guard was not a “school guard”. He was a guard for the administration, specifically the “school board”. He wasn’t at a school. Hero none-the-less. Second to the school board member who attacked the gunman with her purse.
The gunman was upset that his wife got dismissed. Too bad he didn’t think about how she’d feel after he took those actions, and then got killed.
We should all find it instructive that a Christian with a firearm was needed to prevent a massacre from being committed by an atheist with a firearm.
I’m sure there’s some sort of deeper message in that, somewhere.
If sure is a long way from when men were embarrassed if their wife had to work.
I feel bad for the gunman's family; thankfully, he didn't hurt anyone but himself, that night.
Awesome! He invited the one reporter to come out to Wal-Mart and buy some toys for needy kids! Salt of the earth.
This whole incident was amazing, from the gunman shooting directly at the superintendent and missing, to the outcome. Of course, this part of FL is not like where I live. I saw the Superintendent on Fox, and he was certainly giving God all the glory. This was, for the most part, a good story. I feel sorry for the family of the gunman, but otherwise, this was the best outcome possible.
That was a time when women weren’t recognized for the valuable work they did at home. I don’t want to return to the days of not having the option to work or stay home, what kind of work was appropriate, etc. For instance, the only female astronauts were those on science fiction shows. I wasn’t interested in having kids, and being a slave to a house. Good for those that do, but it wasn’t for me.
Oh, yes you are a hero!
If it wan’t for you, there’s little doubt that the gunman would have taken those people’s lives from them. You stopped a massacre.
Thank God for you, and thank God for your gun.
It’s a good story all around. Exceptional people in that town and that area of the state. Bible believers, for sure!
That’s where they get their courage and confidence.
The lady with the purse is my favorite!
That's what Feminists say. However, women were appreciated and put on a pedestal for the work they did. Women's volunteer groups ran the charities. Community standards were set by women. Women ran the PTAs raised children to be good citizens and kept our families together. Women had power and men respected women prior to Feminism. By the way, women were slaves only in the same way that men were slaves to their jobs.
I am not absolutely certain but I think he may have been a guard for the building. I haven't see it stated. He could have just been stopping by but not likely. He had been in the building for five minutes when he heard the shots and ran to the meeting room.
No doubt the ACLU is preparing as we speak to SUE the school board for allowing a building guard to say “God”.
You’ve been brainwashed by Hollywood.
No. Grew up in the 50's. You described Stepford, CT. That was not the reality.
“Were the suburbs “comfortable concentration camps” for women in the 1950s as Friedan’s book said?”
Your answer would be yes.
Why do so many here when responded to, fail to address the response but immediately start with the personal attacks and intentional distortions and misrepresentations?
The superintendent said that God saved him from the bullet. I watched the video and that guy should’ve been able to shoot them all at close range...but he missed.
However, Duke surprised himself when he shot the floor with his second round.
If she had had my wife's purse, the guy would have been bowled over.
Why would you think I’m attacking you personally? I don’t even know you.
Eh, no wonder.
We don’t need libby trolls here.
Thank you for those kind words. There are many wonderful people in this area.
Bring your family here for a vacation....we have the world’s most beautiful beaches too!