Fla. school board shooting hero writes book

AP News
Posted: Dec 01, 2011 8:06 AM
Fla. school board shooting hero writes book

A book that tells the story of a security guard who shot a wounded a man who held a Florida school board at gunpoint has been released.

"Salvaged Santa" was written by Mike Jones with co-authors David Angier and Greg Wilson.

Angier says they wanted to tell the series of events that led Jones to be in the Bay County school board building on the afternoon of Dec. 14, 2010. Jones shot gunman Clay A. Duke in the leg as he held a gun on the five-member panel. Duke then fatally shot himself.

Jones is the head of security for the school district. He also founded a charity called Salvage Santa.

The Panama City News Herald ( http://bit.ly/vAwfGP) reports that Jones has a series of book signings planned.