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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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