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Fla. School Board Shooter's Wife: My Husband Is 'Misunderstood

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"He was on his medication"

The wife of the man who fired shots and held a Florida school board at gunpoint Tuesday told reporters Wednesday that her husband was a "tender" and "gentle giant" who was only doing what was best for his family.

Before the shooter, Clay Duke, took his own life Tuesday as armed security officials tried to break up his hostage-style standoff, his wife, Rebecca, says he was stressed by the economy, frustrated over her losing her teaching job and taking medication regularly. In closing her remarks to the press, Duke's widow reiterated her husband's final statements, condemning the wealthy and urging middle class rebellion.

"We deserve it, as much as what the rich, as he calls it, has (sic). We deserve it as well," she said.

In addition, Duke's wife says that what her husband did is likely seen as wrong by society, but she did not personally condemn his actions.

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