Skip to comments.Brother of Suspected Georgia Gunman Felt He Would 'Do Something Stupid'
Posted on 08/21/2013 7:51:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with officers inside an Atlanta-area elementary has a "long history of medical disorders," according to his brother, who said suspect Michael Hill was bound to "do something stupid."
"I honestly can tell you he has got a long history of medical disorders, including bipolar, and that could make you snap on a dime," Timothy Hill told ABC News. "My moms almost looked like a drugstore at one point. There was so many different medications he was on."
Hill did not disclose his brother's complete mental health history but said he was taking drugs for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder as early as age 6.
In the office, Hill came face-to-face with Antoinette Tuff, the school's bookkeeper, who said she was the one who eventually convinced him to empty his pockets and backpack of ammunition and to get down on the floor so police could apprehend him.
Hill, according to Tuff, said he had no reason to live because nobody loved him.
"And I just explained to him that I loved him," Tuff told ABC News in an exclusive interview Tuesday night. "I didn't know much about him. I didn't know his name but I did love him and it was scary because I knew at that moment he was ready to take my life along with his, and if I didn't say the right thing, then we all would be dead."
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You don’t hear about happy endings like this very often. God bless this brave lady for helping diffuse the situation.
Ritilin doesn’t screw your boys up ... nooooooo
I’ll buy that it works in some cases. I don’t buy that half the kids in America represent those cases.
Lazy parents, lazy teachers, Brave New World.
Wasn't that also the case for the shooters in CT, CO and AZ?
There seems to be a pattern.
Prediction of media spin:
“An unarmed female bookeeper was able to convince a dangerous armed man to put down his weapon(s) and surrender. See? No one needs to be armed, all we have to do is talk it out.”................This is sarcasm but I wouldn’t doubt it gets spun that way by someone.
Because of this woman’s faith and testimony, tragedy was averted.
That gunman looks like he’s on the low end of the gene pool.
I would say he was spinning around the drain.
That’s one of the problems these days no nut house to send these nuts to, They just give them pills and turn them loose.
On our local NBC news broadcast last night, they had a brief report about the Australian jogger who was gunned down in cold blood, but didn’t give any mention to the race of the killers. Right after that, they showed this piece of news and had the white guy’s face plastered on the screen. Selective reporting at it’s worst.