PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A gunman calmly walked to a podium, spray painted a red “V” with a circle around it on a wall and opened fire at school board members Tuesday, sending people scrambling and diving for cover. A security guard soon ran in, shot and wounded the man who then killed himself, police said.

Despite several shots being fired in a small room, no one else was hit.

In video of the clash that lasted several minutes, the gunman, Clay A. Duke, dispassionately confronts the Bay District school board, telling everyone to leave except the men on the five-member board. Duke, who was wearing a dark pullover coat, stands about 8 feet directly in front of the board with the gun at his side.

Superintendent Bill Husfelt tries to persuade him to drop the gun. Duke suggests that his wife had been fired from the district, but won’t tell Husfelt or the board who she is or her job. Members promise to help her find a new job, but Duke just shakes his head. Husfelt tells Duke he would be responsible for her dismissal, so the board members should be allowed to leave.

“I’ve got a feeling you want the cops to come in and kill you because you said you are going to die today,” Husfelt tells Duke. He then tells him that this isn’t worth it.

The 56-year-old slowly and deliberately raises the gun and levels it Husfelt, who pleads “Please don’t, please don’t.” Duke then fires two shots that miss, followed by several others that didn’t hit the half-dozen or so people still left in the room.

Before he started shooting, the only woman board member, Ginger Littleton, sneaks up behind Duke as he stands next to the panel’s long, beige desk and whacks him on the arm with her large, brown purse made of an alligator-like material. The attempt to disarm him failed, but he let her go.

After Duke, an ex-convict, fired and missed Husfelt, district security chief and former police officer Mike Jones ran in and exchanged shots with Duke. It appears in the video that Jones shot Duke in the leg or side.

Duke then fatally shot himself, police Sgt. Jeff Becker said. The video shows a distraught Jones, with his gun at his side, being comforted by colleagues as he says he had never shot anyone before.