On Sunday, Congressman Hank Johnson presented DeKalb County resident Antoinette Tuff with a Congressional proclamation and poem at her church – The Way, The Truth and Life Christian Center on Miller Road in Decatur.

“It is truly remarkable that the cool, calm and fast-thinking of Ms. Tuff may very well have saved our community and the nation from yet another unspeakable national tragedy involving innocent children. For her poise and composure beyond the call of duty, I say thank you to Antoinette – DeKalb County thanks you, Georgia thanks you and a grateful nation thanks you,” said Rep. Johnson.

On August 20, Tuff helped diffuse an incredibly dangerous situation at McNair Discovery Learning Center in DeKalb County that could have become the nation’s next school tragedy.

In the face of great danger and risk of life to hundreds of school children, faculty and staff, Tuff calmed a troubled man who invaded the school carrying an AK-47 rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition. She calmly engaged him and he finally surrendered without anyone getting hurt, Johnson’s office recounted.

Johnson also honored Apostle Ulysses Tuff and Pastor Deborah W. Tuff with a proclamation in recognition of The Way, The Truth and Life Christian Center’s 31st anniversary.

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