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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Teachers Recognized For Quick Action in Emergency

Last November on a typical fall day, students and teachers were eating lunch in the school cafeteria at Riverside Elementary in Marianna. The routine nature of the lunch period suddenly changed when teacher Alison Williams felt a tap on her arm. When she looked to see who it was, she saw little Regan Gullet standing beside her. He was in obvious distress.
He was holding his throat, desperately indicating that he was choking and unable to breathe. Alison and Leslie Guy who was also sitting at the table, sprang into action. They changed Regan’s position and began to hit him on the back, hoping to dislodge whatever obstacle had his breathing passage blocked.
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