“I Give It All to God,” Says Heroine Who Stopped Georgia School Shoooter

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.

About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.

  • Matthew Schiller

    Great story. Thanks for featuring it.

  • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

    “If you have as much faith as a grain of mustard…”

  • Sherri

    Antoinette you are a hell of a woman, God bless you always.

  • John Barba

    Way to go Antoinette. Do not fear


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