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December 14th, 2010
09:44 PM ET

Gunman Opens Fire at School Board Members: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°,  the tense moments caught on tape when a gunman opened fire at a Florida school board meeting.  You'll hear from the superintendent who survived the showdown. Plus, see who we've added to our 'Ridiculist' and tonight's other stories.

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  1. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Lori, i have been unemployed and have been pushed very hard by the "system", but i was never tempted to shot anyone.
    I certainly wanted to scream at people, but i didn't do that either.
    I know stress and PTSD very well, but not interested in Murdering anyone.
    This guy was obviously Disturbed, stress or not.Thanks for you post.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  2. Libby

    It seemed like it took forever for the security person to show up!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  3. Carrie

    Saddle, some people in this country don’t know that Hawaii is part of the US sense 1959

    December 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  4. Emily

    William Husfelt really sounded calm and tried his best given the circumstances....

    December 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  5. Mia

    This is exactly why we need gun control!!!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  6. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    That's stunning. It brings up a couple of memories–primarily the (calm and calculated) murder of Harvey Milk.

    So the security officer was not in the room? I guess the video camera was running on its' own.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  7. Emily

    This video really seems so surreal...this gunman has very scary eyes! If it were not for that, I'm not sure I'd know what to make of everything if I were in that board meeting...

    December 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  8. Libby

    Amazing (and very fortunate) that no one was shot! That woman who hit him with her purse is also lucky that he didn't fire at her. :-O What a terrifying ordeal for those school board members and those in attendance!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!! That's so scary I have watch on taping by gunman shoots.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  10. Lori

    Those people are so lucky.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  11. Cessy - Chicago

    very disturbing video. this is an incredible video and could've been deadly. I've never seen anything like this where people are able to remain calm the entire time. It shows who were in control.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  12. Karen, MN

    The Superintendent did a brilliant job of handling the situation.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  13. Lori

    Starr, too much stress.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  14. Sharon Hastings

    You're right. The video is disturbing! Two things were incredible besides the actual shootings which were awful. That woman that picked up her purse before she would leave. If a man with a gun said I could leave, I wouldn't worry about my purse. Then she came back and hit him with her purse. Wow, that woman was brave. And they all just sat there and talked to him. And why did security wait so long? They could have shot to disable him as soon as he pulled a gun out!!!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That does make any kind of sense.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  16. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Wow, that woman Ginger is Brave!

    God bless the gentleman, the Superintendent, for trying to save all of the Board.

    @Anderson & Tom Foreman, you are right, this video is very disturbing.
    God bless everyone and so glad that none on the Board was hurt.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  17. Emily

    First time I'm hearing and seeing this story & video of this shooting at the School Board. No words, really speechless...

    December 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  18. Karen, MN

    That was astonishing footage from the school board meeting. It is distressing to think that he felt this was his only option.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  19. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Wow,, I just heard about this. This really is a disturbing video. Ginger was awful brave,, She could have been badly injured.This gunman is sick.What a frightening situation.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  20. Lori

    That is really scary! People are too stressed out.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  21. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, David, Megan, Nancy, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, & Bloggers!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    There are metal detector set up in these schools. There should be metal detector set up at the Board of Education as well!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I also agree with Jeff Toobin, Good point! 🙂

    December 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  24. Karen, MN

    Hello Everyone!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  25. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @ Lori re: school board shooting, very scary, as well as surreal.
    What is wrong with people?!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  26. Libby

    When the president was born, his mom put an announcement in the Honolulu newspaper. Those birthers are loonie!!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am glad no one hurt, That was so lucky alive for people who are board school member. *WHEW!*

    December 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  28. Lori

    That school board video is surreal

    December 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  29. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    "People" have latched on to this "birther" issue as an excuse to berate an African American President because of nothing more than bitter and sheer ignorance.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  30. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Love Toobin and the insane remark- i agree!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  31. Sharon Hastings

    I'm with Jeff Toobin. How did the military even agree to address this nonsense?

    December 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  32. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Gentlemen, Obama's birth certificate is good!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  33. Cessy - Chicago

    TOOBIN in the house!!! Always have a good point!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  34. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Where is the evidence birthers? There's nothing wrong with people asking questions and wanting answers as to where President Obama was born. But so far nobody has been able to find proof that he wasn't born in our country. I've never seen anything like this. I find this disrepectful and wish this group would put it to rest since they haven't found any proof to back up their claim.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  35. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Col. Lakin (sp?) should be ashamed of himself. I respect the fact that he has served our country, but he is sooo wrong about the President.
    It's even worse that he that he Won't speak for himself!

    Good for that Judge and his legal knowledge and basically common sense.
    I don't think the Col. is a "pawn" of the birther movement.
    @Anderson, thank you for the discussion on this matter, it is important.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  36. Cessy - Chicago

    Hello! and good evening to you wonderful AC360 staff and fans!

    Hi! Anderson 🙂

    December 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  37. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I suppose Hawaii is not a state and a part of the union of the USA!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  38. Libby

    Great job Anderson! Best interviewer ever!! :0)

    December 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  39. Paula, Colorado

    The whole birther issue seems a desperate attempt to create controversy over Pres. Obama.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  40. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That's right!!!!!! President Obama born in U.S!!!! Republicans don't care about born certificate at all, Anderson, You're right, I agree........

    December 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  41. Lori

    I really think this lawyer/client relationship is very interesting to watch.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  42. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Well, their birth certificates are legal documents, but they are not birth certificates. Now hear this; birth certificates are legal documents!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and fellow bloggers. More birther stuff huh? Back when we talked about this previously the program mentioned stats where I think about 25% of people did not believe he was born in the U.S. I was shocked at those stats.

    Does anyone recall any other president coming under the scrutiny that Obama has? Hmmm, I wonder why??

    December 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  44. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, David, Isabel, Nichole, Nancy, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Samantha, Sharon, Nina, Heather, everyone.

    The birthers...oh, i am sick to death of this movement! Give it up, the President is AMERican!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Libby

    Happy Tuesday from Anchorage, Alaska ~~ :0)

    December 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Lori

    Hi Anderson! Hello Everyone!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to the show tonight.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on.
    The video of the shooting at the school board meeting is incredible–though sickening.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Susan, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Happy Tuesday night!!!

    My goodness, I am so outraged man fired his gun at people...... Yikes!!!!!! so shocking news caught on tape feeding video meeting!!!!!!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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