She may not take credit for it, but the fact remains: Antoinette Tuff saved an untold number of lives Tuesday.
Michael Brandon Hill, 20, took an AK-47 on to the campus of Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., but surrendered to authorities without causing any real harm.
All because Tuff opened up and managed to relate to the troubled young man.
"Don't feel bad, baby," the front office employee is heard saying to Hill on 911 tapes that were released yesterday.
"My husband just left me after 33 years ... I've got a son that's multiple disabled... It's all going to be well."