Beulah Middle Teacher Hailed As Hero For Saving Choking Student

April 12, 2022

Cheesy breadsticks with marinara. Spicy chicken sandwiches.

Green beans. And fresh fruit.

It was a rather ordinary day during a recent lunch at Beulah Middle School. But that quickly changed

Assistant Principal Sandra Reynolds was talking with a teacher and looking around the lunchroom.

“I noticed a student who appeared to be choking. The teacher and I immediately ran to the student and indeed, he was choking,” Reynolds said.

That teacher was Patrick Cornelius, an eighth grade English Language Arts instructor.

“Patrick Cornelius,” Reynolds continued, “began administering the Heimlich maneuver as I held the student’s hand and tried calming him down. The object finally came up and the student was whisked away to the clinic where his parents were called.”

And, we are happy to report, the student is doing well. And Cornelius is being hailed by the school district as a hero.


8 Responses to “Beulah Middle Teacher Hailed As Hero For Saving Choking Student”

  1. Mike Atwood on April 14th, 2022 1:39 pm

    Great job Patrick!!!

  2. Gulya McCullough on April 13th, 2022 4:00 pm

    So proud of him! Always knew that Patrick is an outstanding person, terrific teacher, great friend, and simply a hero! World is a better place because of people like him!

  3. Becky on April 12th, 2022 5:51 pm

    Fantastic!!! Hero!!

  4. porter on April 12th, 2022 11:08 am

    Quick thinking and quick action, great job!

  5. Mary Mattheiss on April 12th, 2022 10:16 am

    Patrick is an amazing guy! I am not surprised at his heroic actions.

  6. judy on April 12th, 2022 8:19 am

    Good for him! He is a hero! It is so good to see some good news for a change

  7. DLo on April 12th, 2022 6:38 am

    Well done sir!

  8. JTV on April 12th, 2022 6:23 am

    Great job Sir.

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