Shooting victim graduates college despite obstacles

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Nine years ago, Wilbert Taylor Jr.’s life changed forever when he was shot in the head and paralyzed. The 19-year-old was on break from Southern Illinois University, and was leaving a party on Chicago’s south side.

The shooting left Taylor in need of a wheelchair, and doctors told him he’d never walk again. Now, he’s preparing to walk across the stage Thursday to accept his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Chicago State University. 

School Clerk Antoinette Tuff Convinced Elementary School Gunman to Lay Down Weapon and Surrender

After spending an hour talking with Georgia elementary school gunman Brandon Hill, school clerk Antoinette Tuff was able to persuade him to put down his weapon.

Tuff is a school clerk at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy.

She says she prayed for him, told her details of her life, and through building a rapport with him was able to convince Hill to surrender peacefully to police.