Newburgh school security monitor praised for saving choking student

A school security monitor at Newburgh’s Vails Gate STEAM Academy is being praised for taking quick action to save a student's life.

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2023, 4:29 PM

Updated 357 days ago

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A school security monitor at Newburgh’s Vails Gate STEAM Academy is being praised for taking quick action to save a student's life.

Tyreek Johnson, received the Character Award for performing the Heimlich maneuver on a second-grader who was choking while eating lunch in the cafeteria.
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District thanked him for his vigilance.


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