Meet Antoinette Tuff. The woman who stopped Atlanta School Shooter...
By Linsey Lowe
School bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff is being hailed as a hero after she averted what could have been a catastrophic elementary school shooting in an Atlanta suburb.
On Tuesday, Michael Brandon Hill, 20, slipped past school security at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, a school for pre-kindergarteners to fifth graders. He was armed with an assault rifle and other weapons.
The outcome could have been tragic, but thanks to Antoinette Tuff’s quick thinking, Hill never got past the front office. Even as Hill held her and an officemate hostage, she said she spoke to him calmly and ultimately convinced him to lay down his weapons.