Courtesy of NPR

615: Antoinette Tuff

Stopped an Active School Shooter

Born: c.1967

Antoinette did this by literally convincing him to give her his AK-47—making it the only case of a school shooting in the United States that ended with zero deaths or injuries.

Antoinette now teaches seminars on hostage negotiations and how to deal with other stressful situations. She is a mother to one son.

She was a guest of Michelle Obama at the State of the Union in 2014.

Antoinette has a Lifetime movie based on her story called “Faith Under Fire”. She also wrote a memoir entitled Prepared For a Purpose: The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege.

Sources:

https://antoinettetuff.com/meet-antoinette/

https://www.cnn.com/2013/08/22/us/georgia-school-shooting-hero/index.html

https://www.npr.org/2014/01/31/268417580/how-one-womans-faith-stopped-a-school-shooting