Dekalb County Police SWAT officers run toward Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy on Aug. 20, 2013.
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Listen: 911 call from Georgia school shooting. How a staffer saved lives

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Georgia officials have released the 911 call in which school staffer Antoinette Tuff convinced 20-year-old gunman Michael Brandon Hill to lay down his high-powered rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at McNair Discovery Learning Academy near Atlanta. Tuff can be heard telling the 911 operator, “He said he don’t care if he dies, he don’t have nothing to live for.”

During the 24-minute 911 call, Tuff passed along messages to the police and told officers not to enter the school. She is credited with saving the lives of many children just by talking him out of his plans. At one point she even told him she “loved him.”

The 911 call from the McNair Learning Center can be heard below.

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Listen: 911 call from Georgia school shooting. How a staffer saved lives

Updated