Obama Calls ‘Georgia Hero’ Antoinette Tuff

President Barack Obama called to thank Antoinette Tuff, the “Georgia Hero,” for her heroism.

Antoinette Tuff was the woman who talked down an armed man at an elementary school on Tuesday.

The Inquisitr reported earlier on Tuff who talked the gunman, 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill, out of a likely bloodbath this week.

The report continued on to say that thanks to her words, Hill laid down his assault rifle and surrendered to police instead of launching a rampage eerily reminiscent of last year’s Sandy Hook school shooting.

“Tuff, a clerk at the elementary school where Tuesday’s incident happened, commented that the shooter ‘had a look on him that he was willing to kill,’ reports The Chicago Tribune.”

According to the Huffington Post, Tuff got the call from Obama on Thursday.

White House pool report stated that Obama called “to thank her for the courage she displayed while talking to a gunman who entered the school where she works earlier this week.”

According to Politico:

“Tuff shared her life story and troubles with suspect Michael Brandon Hill while waiting for police to respond to the intrusion at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia.”

During the 911 call, she told Hill that her husband of 33 years had left her and that she had a son who was “multiple-disabled.”


“I’ve never been so scared in all the days of my life,” Tuff told the 911 dispatcher at the end of the call.

While speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Tuff talked about what it was like to receive a call from the president.

“I was like, ‘President Obama, it’s really you!'” Tuff said. “It was the best voice that I could ever hear.”

She continued on to call the experience awesome” and said “that made the night.”

Antoinette Tuff, also known as the “Georgia Hero” felt elated after receiving a call from President Barack Obama.