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Georgia School Shooting

Deadly Shooting Near School

Posted 01.27.2014 | Crime

Gunfire erupted at a school near a Lawrenceville, Ga. high school on Monday afternoon. Lawrenceville Patch reports that the shooting involved at le...

Shadee Ashtari

2013 Was A Lousy Year, But There Were Some Real Heroes. Here Are 14 Of Them. | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The year 2013 is mercifully drawing to a close, with much of it deserving little more than to be utterly forgotten. But here are a handful of men and ...

Another Team of Heroes for Kids

Kate Carr | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

With quiet competence and courage, never having confronted this kind of horror before, Antoinette started talking to the young man, and surprisingly, he started talking back.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The big news this week was something that didn't happen. A heavily armed gunman entered a Georgia elementary school, fired several shots and took some front-office employees hostage, including school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff. In an extraordinary act of heroism, she talked the gunman into giving himself up. How? With empathy. Along with proving that guns can be stopped by something other than more guns, the story demonstrated the value of highlighting things that are working. What if the entire media focused 24/7 on the power of empathy and what went right in that Georgia school, just as they would have if they'd gone horribly wrong? What the media chooses to feature influences our culture and our national conversation. It's one reason why HuffPost has launched Impact, Good News and What Is Working sections -- putting the spotlight on extraordinary "ordinary people" and unsung heroes like Antoinette Tuff.

They Had To 'Lock Up All The Knives'

AP | PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 10.23.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA — President Barack Obama has praised as "remarkable" the actions of an Atlanta-area school bookkeeper who calmly persuaded a gunman to s...

LISTEN: 911 Call In School Shooting Released

AP | KATE BRUMBACK and PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 10.22.2013 | Crime

DECATUR, Ga. — The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee's calm demeanor and k...

'He Wanted Us To Start Filming As Police Die'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.21.2013 | Crime

WSB-TV assignment editor Lacey LeCroy didn't panic when she got word that her next call would come from a woman who was at gunpoint. She picked up the...

Georgia School Shooting Suspect Had Nearly 500 Rounds Of Ammunition

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 10.21.2013 | Crime

LITHONIA, Ga. — A man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with police at an Atlanta-area school didn't seem to have any friends and rarely talked ab...

Cops Name Elementary School Shooting Suspect

AP | BILL BARROW and KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 10.20.2013 | Crime

DECATUR, Ga. — A man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with officers Tuesday at an Atlanta-area elementary school before...