Published: Dec 14, 2010 9:59 PM EST
Updated: Dec 14, 2010 6:59 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - School officials say a gunman who opened fire during a Florida Panhandle school board was fatally shot by the district's safety manager.

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.

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A gunman opened fire during a Florida Panhandle school board meeting, but it wasn't immediately known if there were fatalities or injuries.

According to a WMBB reporter at Tuesday's meeting, the man came up to the podium at the Bay District School Board meeting and said that 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 told her station that he then pulled a handgun and started talking.

School Board member Ginger Littleton struck the gunman with her purse and he pushed her to the ground and started firing randomly.

Yanes and other persons in attendance at the meeting ran outside as police entered the building.

Police confirmed that a shooting confirmed but had no further information.

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