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Rob Rennie | A Georgia school shooting was just averted. God’s divine intervention in putting Antoinette Tuff in just the right place at the right time allowed her to minister to the would-be shooter and eventually talk him into surrendering.
Thank God Antoinette Tuff was in the right place at the right time to avoid what could have been yet another devastating school shooting in America.
Antoinette Tuff, a school bookkeeper at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, showed God’s love to would-be school shooter, Michael Brandon Hill, and got him to drop his weapons and surrender to police. Rather than run from Hill, her response was to relate to his struggles, say that she loved him and that there was another way.
This is a story all Americans need to think about because it really shows us how treating one another with love can literally stop evil in its tracks. Tuff, who says she was ‘praying the entire time,’ believes that God put her there to help him.
Here’s a portion of her interview on AC 360 with host, Anderson Cooper where she gives glory to God for having the wherewithal to deal with such a potentially dangerous situation. She also talks about the fact that if it wasn’t for her coming in late that day after receiving some bad news over the phone, she wouldn’t have been in that particular spot.
Here’s the rest of her interview with Anderson Cooper:
Concerning this whole phenomenon of young men shooting up schools, I believe that this is all a consequence of leaving our schools spiritually unprotected. When we outlawed prayer in schools and eliminated all mention of God in our classrooms, it not only left our young people spiritually vulnerable, it caused emotional damage to an entire generation of young people who largely have no clue that they have a heavenly father who loves them.
What was especially striking about this whole story is the fact that the would-be shooter, Hill cited the reason he wanted to shoot up the school as ‘no one really loved him’ and that ‘life had no meaning to him.’ These are attitudes that come from a secular-atheistic mindset, which is the way most of our young people come out of school.
If any of this is to change, we are going to have to repent and come back into alignment with God as a nation. Otherwise, these types of events will likely continue.