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August 22nd, 2013
11:01 PM ET

"They were all surrounding him, and I knew I could just breathe"

When police entered the office at the McNair Discovery Learning Center, the standoff was not over yet. The gunman was close enough to his weapons to possibly grab them. But Antoinette describes the moment she was able to finally "just breathe."

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August 22nd, 2013
10:58 PM ET

"I was shaking–I had to go to the bathroom so bad"

Anderson's interview with Antoinette Tuff and Kendra McCray takes a lighter turn. Antoinette explains how even when bullets are flying, nature calls.

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August 22nd, 2013
10:54 PM ET

"It felt like I was there"

What was it like to be on the other end of the 911 call during the Georgia school shooting and standoff? Kendra McCray says she was there and she was about to "visualize what she [hero Antoinette Tuff] was seeing and what she was going through. That's thanks to some great teamwork. Kendra explained to Anderson "if I'm calm, she's calm."

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August 22nd, 2013
10:50 PM ET

"Push past the pain"

Antoinette Tuff shares the teachings she learned in her worship that helped her through the Georgia School standoff. She explains how she was able to "Push past the pain," and describes the most frightening moment of her ordeal and finding out the gunman had "bullets everywhere."

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August 22nd, 2013
10:48 PM ET

"I knew how he felt"

The gunman inside the McNair Discovery Learning Center was heavily armed, and packing 500 rounds of ammunition. Antoinette Tuff was armed with her heart, her empathy and her life experience. She explains to Anderson how tragedy in her life helped her break through to a would-be killer.

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August 22nd, 2013
10:25 PM ET

"God put me there to help him"

Antoinette Tuff says God put her in the right place at the right time. She did not mean to be in the school's office when the gunman walked in. Antoinette explains how devastating news put her face to face with the gunman.

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August 22nd, 2013
10:21 PM ET

"President Obama that's really you"

Antoinette Tuff's story touched President Obama, and he wanted to reach out to her. He called Antoinette while she was preparing to speak to Anderson, and she had to take the call in the makeup chair. She told Anderson it was the best voice she could ever hear.

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August 22nd, 2013
10:19 PM ET

"I would like to go back and visit him"

Georgia school standoff hero Antoinette Tuff talks about the man who threatened her life, and the lives of more than 800 kids inside the McNair Discovery Learning Center. Tuff says she sees him as a hurting soul, and wants their relationship to continue.

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August 22nd, 2013
10:08 PM ET

"We made it"

For the first time since they worked together to help end the Georgia school standoff without anyone getting hurt, bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff met 911 operator Kendra McCray. They had no idea they were about to meet until they were on-set. They shared their first impressions with Anderson.

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August 22nd, 2013
08:38 PM ET

Help Antoinette Tuff help kids

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Antoinette Tuff set up a foundation to help kids in need.

You can donate here:

http://gofundme.com/41fqvw

 

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