Brammer said she asked the terrified child if he was choking and he nodded yes. So she spun him around and performed a Heimlich maneuver. Out popped the fruit snack.
The Columbian reported that Hunter Schofield's mother, Jennafer Schofield, called the teacher "Hunter's guardian angel" for her quick action Wednesday at Captain Strong Primary school in Battle Ground.
Hunter was checked out by a school nurse.
On Thursday, Hunter says he brought his teacher a present -- "an angel and some flowers."
Brammer said she had never before used the emergency technique to dislodge an object stuck in the windpipe but practiced it in a CPR class at school a few years ago.
More Northwest Headlines
Feds: Axle from duck boat in deadly crash 'sheared off' NTSB plans briefing on deadly Seattle Aurora bridge bus crash Sea-Tac airport locked down briefly for security breach Man suspected of shooting deputy in Lane County arrested In Portland, many homes demolished with asbestos inside Pierce County man sentenced for pimping, child rape Sound Transit Board approves reserved parking program around Seattle Ex-Army doctor from Medina gets prison for health care fraud
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.