Nurse, aide save fourth-grader from choking at Maize school

April 24, 2019 - 6:04 pm

A fourth-grade student has his school nurse and an aide to thank for saving him from choking on a chicken nugget.

The Maize Board of Education recognized nurse Stephany McClellan and paraprofessional Glen Shafer at this month's meeting. The district says they took turns administering the Heimlich maneuver on Keegan Dalton in January until he was able to breathe. The district tweeted a picture Tuesday of them standing next to the smiling boy.

His mother, Kristina Dalton, was among those who attended the meeting. She was working as a substitute teacher at Maize South Elementary School when her son started choking.

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