CKM teacher saves choking student
Performs Heimlich maneuver to dislodge food blocking student's airway
C.K. McClatchy High School social studies teacher and Associated Student Body advisor Tim Douglas performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking student during first period on October 3.
By his quick action, Douglas may well have saved the life of sophomore Noah Tait, son of CKM science teacher Maria Tait.
Noah was eating a breakfast burrito when a bite lodged in his airway. That’s when Douglas sprang into action. Douglas told News 10 that he learned the Heimlich maneuver from a school nurse 10 years ago.
At CKM’s October 4 faculty meeting, Principal Peter Lambert recognized Douglas for his courage to act. “We thank you for your quick response in saving the life of Noah.”
Noah also thanked his teacher. “I don’t know how I can ever repay you.”
“You don’t have to,” Douglas replied.