A ‘We-first’ Approach that Prevented a Mass School Shooting
“…Tuesday’s gunman incident at an elementary school near Atlanta ended with no injuries or deaths. This is mainly thanks to Antoinette Tuff, a school clerk who spent about an hour calmly persuading the gunman to put his rifle down and surrender.”
This is an extraordinary example of a real human being who simply leaned into an otherwise horrific situation. By not seeing the gunman as an object, Antoinette was able to make a connection to his humanity, which is how she persuaded him to disarm and allow himself to be captured peacefully, with no injuries or casualties. The 16min video interview is truly worth the time.