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Barberton assistant principal performs Heimlich maneuver on student

Posted at 7:52 AM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 07:52:22-04

BARBERTON, Ohio — A Barberton adminstrator is being hailed a hero after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a student choking at lunch Tuesday.

The district said it has professional development days, and the Heimlich maneuver is one of the things administrators and staff train for but don’t always use.

"It’s just something you have to do and when it’s time to do it, you just do it," said Assistant Principal Hermann.

Hermann told News 5 the student is expected to recover.

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