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    Fortunately, Tuesday's gunman incident at an elementary school near Atlanta ended with no injuries or deaths. This is mainly thanks to Antoinette Tuff, a school clerk who spent about an hour calmly persuading the gunman to put his rifle down and surrender.
    READ: Antoinette Tuff 911 Call Reveals How She Prevented Gunman From Mass Killing
    Tuff feared the worst when she encountered the gunman carrying an AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons in her school office. She told reporters, "I saw a young man ready to kill anybody that he could." Approximately 870 pre-kindergarten to fifth grade students at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia were safely evacuated during the incident. While the gunman exchanged some shots with the police, no one was hurt.

    Tuff told Atlanta's local news station that the 20-year-old gunman was able to pass the school's security because he followed a parent who had not shut the door. She immediately began speaking with the gunman in an attempt to reason with him. The gunman told her he had nothing to live for before loading his gun. "I just started talking to him ... I let him know what was going on with me and that it would be OK," she said. "I give it all to God, I'm not the hero. I was terrified."
    She told ABC's Diane Sawyer that much of her conversation focused not only on trying to understand the gunman, but also on trying to get the gunman to relate to her. "I just started telling him stories," she said, and things like, "You don't have to die today." Tuff told him a story of tragedy in her own life, and explained to reporters that she simply asked him to put his weapons down and surrender to police. She "talked him through it" by reminding him that "life will still bring about turns, but we can learn from it."

    Antoinette Tuff: Meet the Woman Who Prevented a Mass School Shooting Yesterday
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    She's got both guts and heart. Good for her.
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    There will be times you might leap before you look
    There'll be times you'll like the cover and that's precisely why you'll love the book
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    brave woman.
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    She saved a lot of lives.
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    When you hear the recording, she sounds so confident and compassionate. Then as soon as the SWAT team have the guy on the ground she loses it. I cannot imagine how Antoinette held it together for so long.
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    I also wanted to say I thought she was kind of hot. She was married to some dude for 33 years, and she has no wrinkles. They need to get a DNA sample from her stat. She's like a real-life vampire Tara!

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    I thought she was attractive as well.

    A+ to her parents. They seemed to have reproduced/raised a find human being.
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    WTF is this, a grown man is miserable so goes into an elementary school to shoot kids. What da fuck is wrong with this world?

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    She was amazing. I wonder how many people could've kept it together and under control the way she did.
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    You know she had to have been screaming on the inside.
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    She's awesome and I'm glad she was able to make a difference.
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    Wow that's amazing, well done to her. She definitely looks like she eats babies for dinner, she looks fabulous! What a brave lady. I'm glad she loved her phonecall from Obama, that was so sweet.
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    She's got balls of steel. True hero.

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    I swear,if my child had been in that school I would send her a big gift card every year for the rest of her life.
    This woman deserves a Silver Star at least. So brave and she was facing combat.
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