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Atlanta school shooting averted; clerk Antoinette Tuff describes confrontation

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I am surprised this story has not made it on here yet. it is just incredible that no one was killed because of this women

Atlanta school shooting averted; clerk Antoinette Tuff describes confrontation - The Washington Post

Shots were fired Tuesday at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, an elementary school outside of Atlanta. Police took Michael Brandon Hill, 20, into custody and said later that he was carrying an AK-47 rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition, the Associated Press reported.

Fortunately, no one was injured. The outcome seems largely due to Antoinette Tuff, a school clerk, who told ABC affiliate WSB-TV that she met the gunman when he entered the building. “He had a look on him that he was willing to kill,” Tuff said. “He said he didn’t have any reason to live, and he knew he was going to die today.” Tuff said she began telling him the story of her own life in order to calm him down. She described how her separation from her husband after 33 years of marriage left her feeling lonely and in pain, but she encouraged the man not to succumb to despair.

She said she prayed for the gunman during the crisis, and credited God with helping her maintain her composure.

“I give it all to God. I’m not the hero. I was terrified,” she said.

At one point, the man exchanged gunfire with police. Tuff said she convinced the man to stand down so that he would not be killed.

“I just explained to him that I loved him,” she said. “I didn’t know his name, I didn’t know much about him, but I did love him.”

Eventually, Tuff persuaded the man to surrender to police.

“It was scary because I knew that at the moment, he was ready to take my life along with his, and that if I didn’t say the right thing then we all would be dead,” she told ABC.

Hill has been charged with assault against an officer, making threats, and illegally possessing a firearm.
all i have to say is this: Antoinette tuff is a heroin my book.
 

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I listened to the tapes. She did great.
 

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She is an absolutely amazing woman. She saved countless lives by her selfless, heroic actions.
 

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I listened to the tapes. She did great.
i was hesitant to post it because it was a school shooting and the last school shooting of major newsworthiness ended in tragedy and controversy.

in the end i posted the story to praise antoinette tuff's courage.
 

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english not good ,not understand one floor mean
 

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Surprised i haven't heard the "Clearly this was an Obama set up to try and take away our gun rights" argument yet.
 

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Surprised i haven't heard the "Clearly this was an Obama set up to try and take away our gun rights" argument yet.
Simply acknowledging someone doing something that worked out well is not good enough? Gotta throw in some partisan crap to try and spread hate? Lovely.
 

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Simply acknowledging someone doing something that worked out well is not good enough? Gotta throw in some partisan crap to try and spread hate? Lovely.
I didn't mention any hate, you did. It was a serious statement because I am sure it is being thrown about somewhere.
 

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I didn't mention any hate, you did. It was a serious statement because I am sure it is being thrown about somewhere.
The partisan BS is merely spreading hate of 'the other side'.
 

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The partisan BS is merely spreading hate of 'the other side'.
whether or not it is a partisan argument that is up to you. It was intended as a true statement.
 

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I am surprised this story has not made it on here yet. it is just incredible that no one was killed because of this women

Atlanta school shooting averted; clerk Antoinette Tuff describes confrontation - The Washington Post



all i have to say is this: Antoinette tuff is a heroin my book.
There was a thread here - http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaking-news-mainstream-media/170495-true-hero.html

It's an amazing story for all sorts of reasons, what got me was that she changed her shift for a colleague and then there are several times she could have run or left - especially when he went out to shoot at the police but she stayed and talked to the guy throughout.

One of America's finest, I hope you guys have a suitable honour for such bravery. She deserves it for all the lives she saved that day.
 

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Someone should put her in for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 

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whether or not it is a partisan argument that is up to you. It was intended as a true statement.
It is understood that just about every partisan thinks what they say is 'true'. That's what makes them so damn funny to listen to/read. The level of self awareness is just at rock bottom.
 

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It is understood that just about every partisan thinks what they say is 'true'. That's what makes them so damn funny to listen to/read. The level of self awareness is just at rock bottom.
Black hole calling the pot black.
 

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I am surprised this story has not made it on here yet. it is just incredible that no one was killed because of this women

Atlanta school shooting averted; clerk Antoinette Tuff describes confrontation - The Washington Post








all i have to say is this: Antoinette tuff is a heroin my book.
All I have to say is this: our disgusting media creates "bad boy rock stars" out of psychopaths - then people wonder why all these unnoticed nobody crazies shoot schools up?

Our media embraces gun violence because they want guns banned while they turn these nuts into martyrs and heros (for the next batch of nuts)...
 
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