On August 20, 2013, shortly after arriving to work at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, Tuff (Braxton), the school's bookkeeper, was in the front office when Michael Hill (Trevor Morgan, Abducted), a young man with a history of mental illness, snuck in armed with an AK-47 and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. As the school went into lockdown, Tuff was left alone with Hill, who repeatedly threatened to kill everyone. Showing enormous courage and empathy, along with nerves of steel, Tuff convinced the gunman to surrender by using her own life struggles to connect with him. Tuff's faith in God guided her through the toughest moments of her life, ultimately preparing her for that fateful day in Georgia. Yaya DaCosta (Whitney) portrays Kendra Hendricks, the 911 operator relaying messages to police on the scene from Tuff.
Everyone is going to die today
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The story is a fictionalized account based on a true incident. The original police incident statement from Antoinette Tuff states that the Mr. Hill never threatened anyone in the school. He stated that he wanted to fight the police. Even though Ms. Tuff actions were brave in talking to Mr. Hill, Mr. Hill never pointed his weapon at her not even came towards Ms. Tuff. Mr. Hill fired one round in to the floor, away from anyone and a male employee cowardly ran out of the office and left Ms. Tuff alone. Only when the police shot four rounds towards Mr. Hill, did Mr. Hill decide to give up. Also, Mr. Hill was never harmed either. See more
This Little Light of Mine
Music and lyrics by Harry Dixon Loes
Performed by Sam Cooke from a radio broadcast of a record, with Toni Braxton singing along See more