SCOTT CITY, Kan. — A Kansas fourth-grader is being hailed as a hero after he used the Heimlich maneuver to save the life of a fellow student at his Scott City school, officials said.
According to KSNW-TV, Keller Turner, 10, was in the Scott City Elementary School cafeteria about 1:30 p.m. local time Friday when one of his friends began to choke on a chicken nugget. Although a lunch attendant tried to help by patting the child’s back, the student continued to choke, the station reported.
Keller told the TV station that his grandmother, a nurse, told him about the valuable first-aid skill.
“I just remember her saying something about it,” he told KSNW.
The school lauded Keller in a Facebook post Friday.
“Thank you to Keller for being fast acting and giving the Heimlich to another student that was choking in the lunchroom,” the school captioned a photo of the boy. "We are so proud of him!
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