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It’s Happened Again a School Resource Deputy Saves Choking Student

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On 09-20-19 at 11:40 a.m., Deputy Glen Hickey, a School Resource Officer at Central High School, was notified of a 16-year-old student who was choking in a nearby classroom.

When Deputy Hickey arrived, he found the student sitting in a desk being tended to by the school nurse and a teacher.

Hickey observed the student struggling to breathe and starting to lose color in the face.

The teacher advised the student was possibly choking on a piece of chocolate.

With the student unable to respond to questions, Deputy Hickey quickly picked up the student from the desk and began performing the Heimlich maneuver.

After performing a few thrusts, the teacher advised something had come out of the student’s mouth.

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Deputy Hickey advised the student began to breathe more freely and the color had returned to the face.

Paramedics arrived a short time later and transported the student to a nearby hospital for further treatment. The student is expected to make a full recovery.

Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein has over 35 years experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist working with neurologically impaired adults. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of South Florida in Speech Pathology.
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