Antoinette's heroism in saving the lives of 870 children, parents and teachers gained international media attention and praise from Past President Barak Obama.
Her book, PREPARED for a PURPOSE, earned high reviews and became an international best seller. Antoinette shares her unexpected journey in becoming an everday hero and the details of her conversation in the crosshairs with corporations, non-profits, churches, schools and universities.
The real-life survival techniques that she used that fateful day to disarm the shooter applies to any crisis situation: gun violence, customer service problems, domestic abuse and difficult interpersonal and employee relationships.
The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege.
Antoinette Tuff's courage and faith prevented tragedy in a school under siege. 870 children waited in fear as their elementary school rushed into lockdown mode. As the nation faced yet another Sandy Hook story of tragedy, one woman rewrote the ending.
Yet the story doesn't start with those first steps Michael Hill took into that Atlanta elementary school. It starts with Antoinette Tuff, a woman who faced her own pain, hurt, and rejection, yet held onto grace, faith, and hope. A hope that anchored her in the most high-stakes moments, a grace that allowed her to empathize with a hurting young man, and a faith that gave her the courage to love him back from the brink.
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