Antoinette Tuff, knows firsthand what it feels like to hear the words from a troubled young man that “We are going to all die today” after a parent leaving the building held the door open allowing him to come in without being buzzed into the school holding an AK-47 and over 500 rounds of ammunition. Rather than running in fear, barricading herself behind a desk or using a firearm, she used compassion, confidence, and control to convince the shooter to hand her the weapon which saved more than 1,000 lives on August 20, 2013, at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in the Atlanta metro area. This is the only school active shooter situation in the US that ended without death or injury to school students, faculty, parents or shooter himself.
Since becoming a hero, Antoinette has been teaching international audiences strategies in dealing with difficult situations with her presentation "Conversations in the Crosshairs." Antoinette has also become a national expert and community leader for student safety, which includes the prevention of bullying and suicide, as well as the deescalating an active shooter situation. 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.
Release date: January 27, 2018
Directed by: Emmy nominee Vondie Curtis Hall
Starring Seven-time Grammy® Award winner, Toni Braxton, stars as Antoinette Tuff, Yaya DaCosta, Trevor Morgan and Malik Yoba
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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