Tonight on AC360: Together for the first time Georgia school standoff hero Antoinette Tuff and 911 Operator Kendra McCray speak to Anderson about negotiating the gunman's surrender.
It may have seemed like a miracle, that the standoff at the McNair Discovery Learning Center ended without anyone getting hurt. But it's no longer a mystery how it happened. Bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff was in the front office,barricaded inside with the gunman. He was armed with an AK-47 and five-hundred rounds of ammunition.Tuff put her life on the line. Armed with nothing more than her empathy, life experience and the guidance of a heroic 911 operator, she convinced the gunman to surrender. It was that phone connection to 911 that recorded Tuff's extraordinary act of heroism.
Anderson discussed Antoinette Tuff's heroic actions with CNN's Martin Savidge along with Psychologists Kris Mohandie and Jeff Gardere.
As a motive for murder, it sounds unimaginable. But police in Oklahoma say three teens charged with killing Australian college student Christopher Lane say they did it out of boredom. Outrage over the killing is growing. Lane was jogging through the town of Duncan, when police say the teens drove up behind him and opened fire. We are learning more about the suspects, 360's Randi Kaye is in Duncan with the latest.
They started dating four years ago, now Sarah Harper is mourning the death of her boyfriend Christopher Lane. He came to the U.S. from Australia to go to college and play baseball. Police say Lane was shot and killed by teens who targeted him at random, and did it because they were bored. Anderson spoke with Sarah Harper, who talked about the Christopher Lane only she knew, his dreams and how she wants him to be remembered.
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New reports out of Syria of a chemical attack that may have already claimed hundreds of lives. The Assad regime denies it, but new video appears to show the victims. CNN cannot immediately verify the legitimacy of the video, but the U.N. says it will try to investigate. CNN's Arwa Damon has the latest on a very dangerous situation.
For more context on the latest fighting in Syria, check out tonight's AC360 411
Police say James DiMaggio kidnapped Hannah Anderson after killing her mother and and younger brother Ethan. Now DiMaggio's family wants DNA samples from Hannah, saying they believe James DiMaggio fathered both Hannah and Ethan. This comes as we learn DiMaggio named the kids' grandmother as the beneficiary of his life insurance policy. CNN's Stephanie Elam has the latest on all of this.
Chilling new videos posted online from Syria show victims of a chemical attack early this morning in the suburbs of Damascus, according to opposition activists. The Syrian government denies such an attack and calls the accusations "disillusioned and fabricated." This comes with U.N. inspectors in the country trying to determine whether either side has used chemical weapons in the past in the long-running civil war. Today a U.N. official said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was "shocked" by the reports of the deadly attack. Here’s the AC360 411 on Syria:
The number of people reportedly killed in today’s attack, according an umbrella group of opposition activists.
How many days the U.N. weapons team will be in Syria, with a possible extension. There work began Monday. It’s unclear if they’ll get access to where today’s alleged chemical attack took place.
The estimated population of Syria, according to the CIA World Factbook.
The number of Syrians killed since the uprising began and turned into a civil war, according to the United Nations. (cnn wires)
How many people are dying each month in Syria, according to the United Nations.
The number of children killed in Syria so far, according to UNICEF.
At least 1.9 million
How many Syrian refugees are now living in neighboring countries and North Africa, according to the U.N.
30,000 and counting
The number of Syrians who have fled to Iraq's Kurdistan region in recent days.
That’s how many months it’s been since Syria’s uprising began.
At least $385 million
How much the U.S. has spent on humanitarian assistance in Syria.
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