When suicidal gunman Michael Jordan Hill entered Decatur, Georgia’s, Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, everyone feared it would be another Sandy Hook. The gunman never made it past the front office, though, where he held school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff (whose last name seems especially appropriate now) hostage.
While 800 pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students managed to be evacuated, Tuff kept the mentally unstable Hill talking, encouraging him to stay with her rather than go outside where she knew he would start killing kids. Where did Tuff get the courage and patience to do this while fearing for her own life? In this brief ABC News interview, she gives credit to God.