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Michael Brandon Hill

Man Who Exchanged Gunfire With Cops At School Gets 20 Years

AP | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- A man who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty...

Every Day Is the Most Important Day

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

"The Two Most Important Days In Your Life" is about being born, physically and then, later, deeper down, on the inside, in your character. Being born happens to all of us. It's the mysterious gift that gets it all going.

Ready To Be a Hero?

Deborah King | Posted 10.30.2013 | Good News
Deborah King

Despite Antoinette Tuff's own personal challenges, she was grounded in her faith, and when she had the opportunity, was ready to shine her own light and make a difference in the lives of others.

Tragedy Stopped by Unconditional Love

Sean Meshorer | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sean Meshorer

Given our societal tendency to want to solve violence by ramping up our own violence in response, Tuff's authentic heroism reminds us that the best, lasting solutions to our challenges is by meeting violence and hatred with kindness, compassion, and unconditional love.

Hundreds Escape Physical Harm in Atlanta Thanks to the Compassionate Words of One

John Santopietro, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
John Santopietro, M.D.

Ms. Tuff has some notion by now of the good she has done at Ronald E. McNair -- of the lives she saved and of the suffering that she averted. What she may not know is how her simple act of bravery and connectedness created its own ripples.

A Tuff First Line of Defense: Who Is Guarding Our Kids?

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

This week makes it obvious that the first-line of defense for kids wouldn't be the occasionally roaming security guard, it wouldn't be the principal or the teacher, it wouldn't be the custodians or volunteer dads; my kids' real lifeguards would be the front office staff.

Give Me Love, Give Me Peace on Earth!

Janine Francolini | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Over the past month there has been an important national discussion concerning discriminatory remarks about people living with mental illness in the media.

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...

Woman Who Prevented School Shooting Has Tearful Reunion With 911 Dispatcher

Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

The woman who talked down a potential school shooter and the 911 dispatcher who was on the phone with her throughout the terrifying encounter reunited...

This Time It Was Different: Antoinette Tuff and the Use of Non-Violence

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

For those who follow the Christian faith, as Ms. Tuff does, she anchored her faith not in a violent response, but remembering her pastor's teachings (you hear that pastors!) she empathized with Mr. Hill and related to him by reflecting on her own life and the lives of her children.

Lisa Belkin

4 Lessons About School Shootings We Learned From Antoinette Tuff's 911 Call

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents

She talked to him the way you talk to a child. She talked to him the way you talk to YOUR child. She saw him as a human being, not a monster, and she tried to help him.

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...

WATCH: Elementary School Bookkeeper Single-Handedly Prevented Mass Shooting

Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

When an armed gunman entered an elementary school in Decatur, Ga., yesterday, the school's bookkeeper, Antoinette Tuff, was able to talk him into putt...

'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...