CHARDON, Ohio — A Northeast Ohio cafeteria monitor is being credited as a lunch hero after her lifesaving actions in Chardon.
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On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Park Elementary cafeteria monitor Kristy Holbert jumped into action when she realized a student who "suddenly appeared to be in distress" while he was eating his lunch.
After attempting to communicate with the student, Holbert determined the student was choking and immediately began life-saving actions.
"Kristy responded to the student swiftly and professionally administering the Heimlich maneuver with complete success," said Chardlon local Schools Superintendent Michael Hanlon. "Her confident and responsive application of departmental emergency training made an invaluable difference in this student's life that day."
Hanlon continued to commend Holbert for her heroic efforts in a Facebook post to the Chardon Local Schools' page, "I commend her for her excellence and courage, demonstrating a commitment to our highest priority - the safety and wellness of Hilltoppers."
Superintendent Hanlon says that Holbert will be recognized at the Chardon Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, for her heroic actions.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on Sept. 2, 2022.