President Obama Calls to Thank Antoinette Tuff

President Obama Calls to Thank Antoinette Tuff

President Obama finally called the McNair school clerk who talked down a school shooter. The president called Tuff after he was dragged on Twitter.com for calling to congratulate Jason Collins, a gay NBA bench player.

Obama called Antoinette Tuff a Hero during a surprise phone call Thursday evening. He thanked Tuff for courageously saving the lives of hundreds of school children.

“Here is somebody who is not just courage, not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about him,” Obama said, according to CNN.

“I think we might have to have her maybe make a visit to the White House,” Obama said.

Tuff called 911 on Tuesday when a gunman entered McNair Elementary School in Atlanta with an AK-47-style assault rifle.

The gunman, who was carrying 500 rounds of ammunition, fired one round into the floor. He told Tuff he had nothing to live for. But Tuff stayed calm, telling him he’s not the only one with problems.

She told him Her husband walked out on her after 33 years of marriage, leaving her to care for their “multiple-disabled” son alone. “We all go through something in life,” she told him.

When the gunman mumbled that no one would listen to him, she told him, “I’m sitting here with you and talking to you about it.”

Tuff opened the line of communication between the 911 dispatcher and the gunman. Tuff was able to persuade him to put his gun down and turn himself in.

“We not going to hate you, baby. It’s a good thing that you’re giving up, so we’re not going to hate you,” she said.

She offered to use herself as a human shield to protect him from the SWAT teams and their high powered weaponry outside.

She told him she loved him, and she cared about him. Her compassion and courage was captured in the 911 recording.

“I’ve never been so scared in all the days of my life,” she told the 911 dispatcher when it was all over.

On Monday, a White House spokesman said he was not familiar with the Chris Lane case, which made headlines all over the world after Lane was shot and killed by 3 “bored” teens.

But President Obama was fully aware of Tuff. Obama told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that he listened to Tuff’s 911 call and he was moved to call her.

Obama told her he and first lady Michelle Obama were proud of her.

“She was pretty cool, too,” Obama said of Tuff. “She was happy about it.”



 


102 Responses to “President Obama Calls to Thank Antoinette Tuff”

  1. 1
    KK76 says:

    That’s awesome! Grateful that she was there. Mornin’ & TGIF :hi:

  2. 2
    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    She truly is a hero….& I love my President!!!

  3. 3
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    Morning T-G-I-MF’n-F :yahoo:

  4. 4
    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    Good Morning KK76 :hi:

  5. 5
    OutsidetheBox says:

    I KNEW he would! :applause:

    I wanna know what her husband of 33 years, THE ONE THAT LEFT HURR, I wonder how he feel :gossip: :lol:

  6. 6
  7. 7
    OutsidetheBox says:

    @KK76 :hi: New here?

    Nice gravi..have you seen the memes with hotdogs been posed like those legs are?? *giggles into hand*

  8. 8
    A.J. says:

    I wanna know what her husband of 33 years, THE ONE THAT LEFT HURR, I wonder how he feel
    ___________
    Sad that she thought about committing suicide after her divorce. It’s real out here!!

  9. 9
    Keesh says:

    President Obama came to my city a few weeksb ago and…..he looked amazing. I WANTED to jump on his face but the security was looking like they were ready to unload one in me….. Hey yall :hi:

  10. 10
    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    I don’t know why that pic of Bey smoking that cig is turning me on, esp since i dont like my females smoking cig.

  11. 11
    Keesh says:

    Oh yeah, Im new here :hi:

  12. 12
    Shuga Honey says:

    she better have all her ducks in a row because they are about to dig up all the dirt they can find on her.

    sad to say but it might get uglier for her than for the lunatic ready to shoot up a school.

    dont belee me jus watch

  13. 13
    A.J. says:

    I WANTED to jump on his face but the security was looking like they were ready to unload one in me…..
    _________
    :hahaha:

  14. 14

    Hey Keesh :waves: where you been?

  15. 15
    A.J. says:

    Keesh you aint new. How you doing?

    Morning Shug, Tink, OTB, Bombshell, KK76

  16. 16
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    I KNOW I done said Morning to ya’ll heffas :cuss:

  17. 17
    OutsidetheBox says:

    I WANTED to jump on his face
    _____________

    His face tho. :hahaha: He do be looking clean. And I KNOW he smell good.

  18. 18
    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    Oh yeah, Im new here
    __________________________________________
    Hey Keesh, so am I. I guess we are sorta like line sisters :welcome:

  19. 19
    Shuga Honey says:

    Tink Tink :newbie: says:
    I don’t know why that pic of Bey smoking that cig is turning me on, esp since i dont like my females smoking cig.
    _________________

    i absolutely :love: Bey in that why dont u love me video. she makes me swoon :heart:

    when i make me so dam easy to lovvvvveeeee :buttshake:

  20. 20
    MsB2u says:

    HEY KEESH :cheers:

  21. 21

    But on the real that wasn’t nothing but God in this situation :nun:

  22. 22
    MsB2u says:

    HEY KEESH
    :cheers:

  23. 23
    A.J. says:

    she better have all her ducks in a row because they are about to dig up all the dirt they can find on her.

    sad to say but it might get uglier for her than for the lunatic ready to shoot up a school.
    ___________
    Shug, why?! :shrug:

  24. 24
    Shuga Honey says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    But on the real that wasn’t nothing but God in this situation
    __________________________________

    so God didnt have directions to Columbine or Sandy Hook? :blink:

  25. 25
    Sandra Rose says:

    Good morning everyone :waves: Antoinette already started a foundation and she’s asking for donations. She’s about to cash in on all this attention. :yes:

  26. 26
    OutsidetheBox says:

    I don’t know why that pic of Bey smoking that cig is turning me on, esp since i dont like my females smoking cig.

    ____________________

    This is one of my fave shots of her. I like pretty-ugly things. That cig let you know, nigg you in trouble. :hahaha:

    Thats why we dont see cigs on TeeVee much anymore…big tobacco has been criticized for making it look sexy and/or cool to smoke.

  27. 27
    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    Shuga Honey says:

    Tink Tink says:
    I don’t know why that pic of Bey smoking that cig is turning me on, esp since i dont like my females smoking cig.
    _________________

    i absolutely Bey in that why dont u love me video. she makes me swoon

    when i make me so dam easy to lovvvvveeeee
    ___________________________________________________
    I loved her in “Check on It”….I kind of love low key ratchet :yes:

  28. 28
    BrownskinQT says:

    Hey Keesh,Tink Tink and KK :danban:

  29. 29
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Bomb!!! Babies! :wave: <—Alaia booties for the girls. :hug:

  30. 30
    A.J. says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    But on the real that wasn’t nothing but God in this situation
    __________________________________

    so God didnt have directions to Columbine or Sandy Hook?
    _______________________
    Shug you sure you’re not Sandra Rose?! :waiting:

  31. 31
    OutsidetheBox says:

    when i make me so dam easy to lovvvvveeeee
    ______________

    :buttshake: *looks back at it*

  32. 32
    Smonae says:

    Good Morning :waves:
    Sandra
    AJ
    Bomb & babies
    OTB :hugs:
    Jenieeee
    Keesh
    Tink
    Shuga
    MsB
    KK
    Brown

  33. 33
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Shug, why?!
    ________

    Yeah Shug, why? *Mister voice*

  34. 34
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Good morning everyone Antoinette already started a foundation and she’s asking for donations. She’s about to cash in on all this attention.
    _____________

    Sawn-dra Rose :hahaha: Gone head on. And Good Morning. :hug:

  35. 35
    Smonae says:

    He the President he busy sheesh :shrugs:

  36. 36
    A.J. says:

    Morning Smonae!

  37. 37
    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Good morning everyone Antoinette already started a foundation and she’s asking for donations. She’s about to cash in on all this attention.
    ______________________________________
    Don’t do that….

  38. 38
    Sandra Rose says:

    Umma start a PayPal foundation for donations to buy a BMW 7-series pay these high server bills. :yes:

  39. 39
    Shuga Honey says:

    Shug, why?!
    ________________

    because thats how THEY do. looked how they dragged Charles Ramsey and Trayvon’s girlfriend.

    plus to get inside the white house dont you have to get all sorts of background checks and what not?

  40. 40
    OutsidetheBox says:

    I loved her in “Check on It”….I kind of love low key ratchet
    _________________

    *Bats eyelashes* You rang??

    :hahaha: M-F, from about 9-5, you can take me home to your parents. All other times, *Bey’s Diva dance*

  41. 41
    Smonae says:

    Good for Tuff, what she did was remarkable :)

  42. 42
    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    Good Morning Smonae :hi:

  43. 43
    KayCeiSoul says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Good morning everyone Antoinette already started a foundation and she’s asking for donations. She’s about to cash in on all this attention.

    *********************************************
    GM Everyone! :waves:

    Hey Auntie listen here, I WOULD TOO. I’m taking donations rett nah for absolutely no reason at all. :coffee:

    Can I get one of those backpacks? Some high tops? Sunglasses? An old pic of New Edition? :shrugs:

  44. 44
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    AJ, OTB, Smonae :waves:

  45. 45
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Wait what? :rofl: Too early yall. Coworkers be looking when I snicker too early. Let me close the door.

  46. 46
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Smonae Nae :wave: :hug:

    That gravi tho.. :nun:

  47. 47
    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    Shug, why?!
    ________________

    because thats how THEY do. looked how they dragged Charles Ramsey and Trayvon’s girlfriend.

    plus to get inside the white house dont you have to get all sorts of background checks and what not?
    ____________________________
    It looks like its going to begin with Aunty :rolleyes:

  48. 48
    A.J. says:

    Good morning everyone :waves: Antoinette already started a foundation and she’s asking for donations. She’s about to cash in on all this attention.
    _____________________
    That’s mighty quick and things. I do not do gofundme.com

    How would I know where the funds are going…

  49. 49
    KayCeiSoul says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Umma start a PayPal foundation for donations to buy a BMW 7-series pay these high server bills.

    ***********************************************************

    WORD! And I will contribute a dollar, just make sure you pay it forward when I start a PayPal for my on-line fish fry. :yes:

    It’s rough out here. Day Care bills are a bish. I’m sinkin’!! :coffee:

  50. 50
    BrownskinQT says:

    Hey Smonae! OTB, I have a confession, I am a closet Beyonce fan, I’m coming out today and let the world know.

  51. 51
    OutsidetheBox says:

    BMW 7-series
    ____________

    Yes lady, get you the BMW of servers.. :hahaha:

  52. 52
    goat76 says:

    I smell bacon!

    Good morning Err’body. Good Job Antoinette!

  53. 53
    Smonae says:

    Morning KayCei :waves:

    OTB
    I’m luvn this bob on Bey :yes:

  54. 54
    goat76 says:

    Heard those 7-series ain’t what you want.

  55. 55
    A.J. says:

    gofundme.com is not a foundation.

    It is exactly what it says :tea: Continue working your bookkeeping job gal.

  56. 56
    Smonae says:

    BrownskinQT says:

    Hey Smonae! OTB, I have a confession, I am a closet Beyonce fan, I’m coming out today and let the world know.
    ________________

    Awwww, welcome to the hive, she’s only the best everrrrr :hahaha:

  57. 57
    Shuga Honey says:

    A.J. says:

    Shug you sure you’re not Sandra Rose?!
    _________________________

    yes im sure! lol….stop tryna make SR go and check her notes on a nugga!

    got me questioning my own self like :gossip: am i?

  58. 58
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Umma start a PayPal foundation for donations to buy a BMW 7-series pay these high server bills. :yes:

    ————————————–

    As long as you donate to the twins fund I won’t rat you out :tea:

  59. 59
    Smonae says:

    What up Goat :waves:

  60. 60
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    Goat :waves:

  61. 61
    anw_rootbeer says:

    President Obama finally called
    ——————————–
    Why, FINALLY?!

  62. 62
    OutsidetheBox says:

    @Brownskin :rofl: WELCOME :welcome:

    You are not alone. The Pres and First Lady…Sandra Rose..Robert Pattinson.. Any gay male worth EJs stilettos…you are part of an illustrious fan base. The Queen is excited you are in service.

  63. 63
    OutsidetheBox says:

    my on-line fish fry
    ___________

    :hahaha: Grits as a side and I’m in.

  64. 64
    BrownskinQT says:

    Awwww, welcome to the hive, she’s only the best everrrrr
    ______________

    Don’t laugh Smonae,lol. Whenever I hear “Who Run The World” something takes over me like I’m an extra in the video. :hahaha:

  65. 65
    MsB2u says:

    HEY SMONAE
    :hi:

  66. 66
    KK76 says:

    Mornin’ Tink, OTB, Smonae, and all. Nope, not new. Been around for I don’t know… 7 years maybe :think:

  67. 67
    Smonae says:

    Brown me and my baby was listening to that in the car this morning, she has to hear Girls & End of Time each morning :yes:

  68. 68
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Hey GOAT. :kiss:

    The rapper I was talking about..more Curr$ and Snupe then Boosie or whatever…even tho I fukks with Boosie (Free Boosie Boo!!).

    Listen to “The Luca Brasi Story”. You can get it from dat piff. Have you heard Neon Lights?

  69. 69
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Mornin’ Tink, OTB, Smonae, and all. Nope, not new. Been around for I don’t know… 7 years maybe
    _____________

    Ive seen your nic..gravi thru me for a loop.

  70. 70
    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    my on-line fish fry
    ___________

    Grits as a side and I’m in.
    _____________________________
    If you doing grits, you might as well add some shrimp and gravy.

  71. 71
    The Pearl! says:

    :waves: Happy Friday, Everybody!!!! :woot:

  72. 72
    A.J. says:

    A.J. says:

    Shug you sure you’re not Sandra Rose?!
    _________________________

    yes im sure! lol….stop tryna make SR go and check her notes on a nugga!

    got me questioning my own self like :gossip: am i?
    _______________
    :lol: real journalvalistic and stuff…

  73. 73
    goat76 says:

    :wave: @Smonae

    :hug: @DemBabies DaBomb

    @OTB.. I hit you back about ol buddy’s mixtape you asked about yesterday.

    ” What up OTB!! I haven’t heard of him before, but from the looks of him and where he’s from. I’m probably not gonna like his music. I know that was short sighted.
    The only artists I fcuks wit from Louisiana is Jay Electronica, Currency, D-1, and Lil Snupe(RIP) “

  74. 74
    A.J. says:

    Heard those 7-series ain’t what you want.
    _____________
    what you heard Goat. I like the new headlights. Price not so much.

  75. 75
    KyCakes says:

    Aww man…that cinnamon sugar bagel w/ Honey Almond butter was ERY’THANG
    :yahoo:

    Gud Moanin’ Ery’ones :hi:

  76. 76
    BrownskinQT says:

    Any gay male worth EJs stilettos
    ____________

    :dead: Who’s having a fish fry? I want my fish two slices of white bread drenched with hot sauce. :pizza:

  77. 77
    KyCakes says:

    Oh…so you heffas and nigras don’t see anyone ‘less I roll call? :tea:
    Ai-ight

    OTB
    Bomb
    Smonae
    A.J.
    Tink Tink
    goat
    Pearl
    KK76
    Brownskin
    KayCei
    anw
    Keesh
    Shuga

    SANDRA :yahoo:

  78. 78
    goat76 says:

    OutsidetheBox says:

    Hey GOAT. :kiss:
    The rapper I was talking about..more Curr$ and Snupe then Boosie or whatever…even tho I fukks with Boosie (Free Boosie Boo!!).
    Listen to “The Luca Brasi Story”. You can get it from dat piff. Have you heard Neon Lights?
    ——————————
    :kiss:

    I guess I shouldn’t have judge the book, by its cover. I gotta give him a listen now.

    Just listened to Neon Lights. I can definitely fcuks with this.

    Good Looking out OTB!

  79. 79
    flsun99 says:

    Good morning y’all! :hi:

  80. 80
    Sandra Rose says:

    goat76 says:

    Heard those 7-series ain’t what you want.
    ________________

    What about the 6-series then?

  81. 81
    DoNotDeleteMe says:

    Between Ms. Sybrina Fulton and Ms. Antoinette Tuff, Black women are being shown in a beautiful light…GRACE UNDER PRESSURE! :applause: I just love the example they are setting for so many young Black girls everywhere. :love:

  82. 82
    flsun99 says:

    Oh, yea, maybe she already had her foundation in works Sandra. I mean can you start a foundation in three days??

  83. 83
    Jdore says:

    Good Morning Roses! :hi: It’s Friday!! :blunt:

  84. 84
    BrownskinQT says:

    Hey KyCakes and flsun !!!! :hi:

  85. 85
    WUT SED "GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!" says:

    HEYYYYYY YALLL! :waves:

  86. 86
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Honey Almond butter <—- Cakes what brand you using? Im looking for one with a good taste. So far, no go. :no:

    :hug:

  87. 87
    Smonae says:

    Moanin :waves:
    KyCakes, Pearl, ANW & Flsun99

  88. 88
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    KY :hugs:

  89. 89
  90. 90
    WUT SED "GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!" says:

    KyCakes says:

    Aww man…that cinnamon sugar bagel w/ Honey Almond butter was ERY’THANG
    :yahoo:

    Gud Moanin’ Ery’ones :hi:
    ————————
    Slaps your wave down… where is MY half of that DEELISUS BAYGEL hmmmm :waiting:

  91. 91
    Smonae says:

    WUT & Jdore :waves:

    Friday :yes: cant wait til 5 :koolaid3:

  92. 92
    Miss Mainey says:

    :hi: Morning all!!

    @flsun

    Nicci Gilbert did….:nun:

  93. 93
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    goat76 says:
    Heard those 7-series ain’t what you want.

    ———————————-

    I need a “mom-mobile” so I’m trading in my Lexus IS… I’m going to test drive the Infiniti QX60 tomorrow… what say you Goat??? :waiting:

  94. 94
    OutsidetheBox says:

    GOAT If i wouldve have seen him before i listened to his music i prolly wouldve had the same reaction. :hahaha:

    The only song i dont really care for is “she ugly but she fine” :lol: its funny but i be a little offended when he be like, “she pretty with no ass, but these niggas think she bad..” :hahaha: Watch out nigga. Its enough ass for somebody.

  95. 95
    OutsidetheBox says:

    WUT WUT :kiss: :buttshake:

  96. 96
    A.J. says:

    Morning Ky!!

  97. 97
    goat76 says:

    A.J. says:

    Heard those 7-series ain’t what you want.
    _____________
    what you heard Goat. I like the new headlights. Price not so much.
    ———————————
    My mechanic got one but it is older, not a brand new one. He just see so many with transmission problems(all because of these computers and sensors). He think its an on going trend with BMW.

  98. 98
    KK76 says:

    OTB that’s me in my gravi, but it’s a popular vacay shot for us girls. Maybe that’s why it’s familiar? :shrug: :hi: Ky

  99. 99
    anw_rootbeer says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Good morning everyone Antoinette already started a foundation and she’s asking for donations. She’s about to cash in on all this attention.
    ————————–
    IDK how I feel about this

  100. 100
    kahmmillion says:

    Such an awesome woman. Her hubby ain’t worth a chiit.

  101. 101
    INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST says:

    The president was in my hometown yesterday!!! Upstate New York -whoot!! Whoot!!

  102. 102
    Lady_L says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    But on the real that wasn’t nothing but God in this situation

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