Bus Driver Performs Heimlich Maneuver To Save Choking Student

In Oklahoma, bus driver and special needs teacher's assistant, Ginger Maxville was able to spring into action when a five-year-old passenger appeared to be choking. The Mannford Public School employee helped to dislodge a coin from the boy's throat by using the Heimlich maneuver.

Surveillance video, from inside the bus, showed the boy gagging, standing up and clutching his chest.

Maxville said, "I thought he was just teasing me and I thought he was just not following my instructions and not sitting down. His sister said, 'I think he swallowed a coin.'" The bus driver immediately pulled over and parked the bus. She then ran to the back of the bus to help the choking boy.

Maxville stated, "I made sure the bus was secure, went back, and grabbed the student. He was just red and gasping for air. I heard it hit the floor. 'We got it!'"

MPS superintendent Dr. Steve Waldvogel told ABC that the video of Maxville saving her passenger would be shared with the district to be used as an example to all faculty and staff of what to do in that type of emergency.

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