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FES Staff Saves Another Student's Life via Heimlich Maneuver

Mrs. Privett & Micah

Believe it or not, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation staff have saved yet another student's life from choking!  Another staff at Fortville Elementary School, Mrs. Nikki Privett, a fifth grade teacher, saved Micah Tsamwa's life after choking on a piece of pizza.  


It was at the end of the fun-filled field day when students were allowed to get a second piece of pizza.  Micah began to choke and ran up to a teacher, Mrs. Nikki Privett.  Privett said "Micah Tsamwa (5th) was choking on a piece of pizza and ran towards me. (I was standing at the door of my class).  I spun him around flipped his arms up and did the Heimlich. He was coughing and calmed down after."


Micah's mother, Samantha Hannah, said "I received a call before the end of school and they told me the story.  I am so grateful to Mrs. Privett for saving his life!  Micah was still a little shaken up so she walked him to the student pick-up line."


Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is proud that our staff consistently have the safety of students always on the top of their mind.  Mrs. Privett's quick-thinking resulted in saving a child's life, and we are all thankful for the positive outcome.

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