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Obama Phones Georgia School Employee in Hostage Ordeal

LA School Report | August 23, 2013



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Via The Hill, By Justin Sink
President Obama phoned a Georgia elementary school bookkeeper who talked a 20-year-old armed with an AK-47 assault rifle into surrendering, according to the White House.

Antoinette Tuff, who has worked for the DeKalb County school district in Georgia for eight years, became an overnight celebrity for her actions. Suspect Michael Brandon Hill entered the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy armed with the rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition, according to police.

The president called Tuff Thursday afternoon while on the first day of his two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania.

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