Did you see on the news that a disturbed young man went into a school in Decatur, Georgia with an AK47 and was prepared to shoot policemen? It was a good thing that Antoinette Tuff was employed as a bookkeeper in the front office as it was she who talked the gunman down. In the beginning of the 911 call, she sounded so fearful yet she handled this so expertly, I think she should give lessons on how to handle tense stand-off negotiations. She had the man get down on the floor and surrender his weapon! That is how the police found him when they entered the building.
If you listen to this 911 call, there are several stretches that are silent, that is mostly where she was told by the gunman to call the news station in Atlanta, WSB-TV. I can't imagine how hard this must have been for the 911 operator, not knowing what was happening. My heart goes out to the families of these children at this school, learning of shots being fired, and not knowing about the safety of their children.
I think it is important to listen to the whole tape of the 911 call and that is why I have it on this post.
Antoinette Tuff, I am so thankful that you were in the front office that day and I am grateful for your common sense and courage. Your strong faith in God shows through in every word.