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School security guard: 'I'm not a hero, folks' (Praises God during interview)
MSNBC video ^ | 12-16-10

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: clayduke; massshooting; schoolboard
It was amazing that no one else was killed during this altercation. Even more amazing to hear someone on MSLSD praising God and praying for the family of the man he shot!
1 posted on 12/16/2010 12:14:00 PM PST by pillut48
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To: pillut48

Now this is someone with the right perspective on life and the right priorities.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 12:18:44 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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


3 posted on 12/16/2010 12:28:16 PM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin B)
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To: pillut48

Clinging to ones Bible and Guns saves lives !


4 posted on 12/16/2010 12:30:40 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: pillut48

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.


5 posted on 12/16/2010 12:33:57 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: pillut48

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.


6 posted on 12/16/2010 12:35:42 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: pillut48

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.


7 posted on 12/16/2010 12:36:20 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: oneamericanvoice

If sure is a long way from when men were embarrassed if their wife had to work.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 12:38:59 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam ism, Darwinism)
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To: pillut48
Yep, as he said God certainly had His arms wrapped around that room, and the innocent folks in it.

I feel bad for the gunman's family; thankfully, he didn't hurt anyone but himself, that night.

9 posted on 12/16/2010 12:43:51 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: pillut48

Awesome! He invited the one reporter to come out to Wal-Mart and buy some toys for needy kids! Salt of the earth.


10 posted on 12/16/2010 12:48:39 PM PST by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: pillut48
I watched that video from beginning to end. That is an impressive man. If I had a magic wand I'd happily use it to take Obama out of the oval office and put Mr. Jones right in the chair behind the desk.
11 posted on 12/16/2010 12:49:25 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: pillut48

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.


12 posted on 12/16/2010 12:52:03 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: donna

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.


13 posted on 12/16/2010 1:07:29 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: pillut48

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.


14 posted on 12/16/2010 1:17:25 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: pillut48

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!


15 posted on 12/16/2010 1:18:27 PM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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To: oneamericanvoice
That was a time when women weren’t recognized for the valuable work they did at home.

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.

16 posted on 12/16/2010 1:33:45 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam ism, Darwinism)
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To: oneamericanvoice
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.

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.

17 posted on 12/16/2010 1:39:21 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: donna
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.

Stepford CT?

18 posted on 12/16/2010 1:44:32 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: pillut48

No doubt the ACLU is preparing as we speak to SUE the school board for allowing a building guard to say “God”.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 1:52:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeeSac

You’ve been brainwashed by Hollywood.


20 posted on 12/16/2010 1:53:20 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam ism, Darwinism)
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To: donna
You’ve been brainwashed by Hollywood.

No. Grew up in the 50's. You described Stepford, CT. That was not the reality.

21 posted on 12/16/2010 1:56:58 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: SeeSac

“Were the suburbs “comfortable concentration camps” for women in the 1950s as Friedan’s book said?”

Your answer would be yes.


22 posted on 12/16/2010 2:05:59 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam ism, Darwinism)
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To: donna

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?


23 posted on 12/16/2010 2:19:25 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: pillut48

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.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 2:19:25 PM PST by tiki
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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.

25 posted on 12/16/2010 2:21:36 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: Palladin
The lady with the purse is my favorite!

If she had had my wife's purse, the guy would have been bowled over.

26 posted on 12/16/2010 2:22:58 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: pillut48

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/15/staring-at-death-god-blocked-the-bullet-fla-school-official/


27 posted on 12/16/2010 2:23:43 PM PST by tiki
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To: SeeSac

Why would you think I’m attacking you personally? I don’t even know you.


28 posted on 12/16/2010 4:08:40 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam ism, Darwinism)
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To: SeeSac

Eh, no wonder.

We don’t need libby trolls here.


29 posted on 12/16/2010 4:37:41 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: Palladin

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!


30 posted on 12/16/2010 7:54:08 PM PST by jch10 (Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war...)
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To: BenKenobi
I remember you. You were the dude on the other thread that said the atomic mass of 35Cl was 35.543 instead of 35 due to mass defect.
31 posted on 12/17/2010 8:59:20 AM PST by SeeSac
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