Feed Frenzy: Women Who Stay Calm Under Fire

When an alleged gunman entered a Georgia school, a woman helped defuse the situation.
1:42 | 08/22/13

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In tonight's -- friends and -- season began with a potentially devastating. Art that's political -- -- the stock hit. An armed shooter at an elementary school with hundreds of children. And yet miraculous leave. Everyone emerged safe and sound but this wasn't just luck. One woman played an enormous part in defusing the situation school bookkeeper Antoinette tough. Who talked down the gunman in a remarkable reasoning session which can be heard on this 911 call. That can help you never let me talk to them and they feel we get what about the that you don't go away would -- a long track. It is tough it's far from the first woman to successfully take control of a violent situation in London this man man with a machete and another with a meat cleaver. The British soldier to death in broad daylight. And although there were policeman nearby three heroic women were the first to help. One of them a mother of two and cub scout leader came face to face -- attacker and his massive blaze. She distracted him with questions until police arrived. So what is it about women that makes them uniquely suited to step in a dangerous situations. Studies show that female police officers defuse violent incidents better than their male counterparts. And maybe it's more than just ability to remain calm. Dare I say. Bravery. A study of courage and psychology today last year. -- rates of heroism among men and women and found that from helping to save Jews during the Holocaust. To join the peace corps women outnumbered men. We can only hope there's a fearless female around in a time of crisis.

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