Great American hero: Antoinette Tuff

tuffWe’re quick to applaud physical and mental prowess, but it’s not often America has good reason to celebrate someone for a courageous act of compassion. But if school shootings are the saddest tragedy that an American community can endure, then maybe Antoinette Tuff is our greatest hero. Through compassion she prevented one from happening yesterday.

When a would-be killer, armed and off his meds, entered the front office indicating he was ready to die, Tuff tried to connected with him. Sometimes the bravest actions are the simplest things.

It’s very worth watching this video:

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Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

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