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'Tuff love' triumphs, Georgia school tragedy averted

On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, a gunman walked into an Atlanta-area elementary school, intent on wreaking the kind of havoc that devastated Newtown, Connecticut, last December. But instead of tragedy, something amazing happened. A school clerk named Antoinette Tuff reached out to the young man with love, and convinced him to lay down his weapons. He surrendered, and no one was hurt.

There’s a lot that’s remarkable about this incident. Ms. Tuff’s grace and courage under fire. The way love can reach and soften even a heart that seems hopelessly hardened. And the larger story Tuff’s fearless act tells: that good has a voice that cannot be silenced.

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