As soon as the man entered the school and fired one round into the floor, Tuff called 911 and stayed smooth and calm as a computer help line operator. She kept a conversation going among herself, the gunman and the 911 dispatcher. She calmed him. She told him that he wasn’t alone in having troubles. Her husband walked out on her after 33 years, she said, and she has a “multiple-disabled” son. She soothed that man holding an assault rifle by telling him, “We all go through something in life. I’m sitting here with you and talking to you about it,” she told him when he mumbled something about no one wanting to listen to him.As she persuaded the young man to surrender, she said: “We not going to hate you, baby. It’s a good thing that you’re giving up, so we’re not going to hate you.” She offered to act as his human shield, to walk outside the school with him so police wouldn’t shoot. She even told him she loved him, cared about him and was proud of him as he began to stand down.
If you’re reflecting on 2013 and all of the news that happened, please keep this woman in your thoughts. She is a hero.Our country needs more Antoinette Tuffs.
As soon as the man entered the school and fired one round into the floor, Tuff called 911 and stayed smooth and calm as a computer help line operator. She kept a conversation going among herself, the gunman and the 911 dispatcher. She calmed him. She told him that he wasn’t alone in having troubles. Her husband walked out on her after 33 years, she said, and she has a “multiple-disabled” son. She soothed that man holding an assault rifle by telling him, “We all go through something in life. I’m sitting here with you and talking to you about it,” she told him when he mumbled something about no one wanting to listen to him.

As she persuaded the young man to surrender, she said: “We not going to hate you, baby. It’s a good thing that you’re giving up, so we’re not going to hate you.” She offered to act as his human shield, to walk outside the school with him so police wouldn’t shoot. She even told him she loved him, cared about him and was proud of him as he began to stand down.

If you’re reflecting on 2013 and all of the news that happened, please keep this woman in your thoughts. She is a hero.

Our country needs more Antoinette Tuffs.

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    Her last name is tuff… Come on. She was born to be a hero.
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