09-24-2014, 04:35 PM #1
Custodian saves choking child
Custodian at elementary school in Auburn Hills saves choking student
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -
A custodian at an elementary school in Auburn Hills is being called a hero after saving the life of a boy who was choking during lunch.
On Sept. 18, Woodland Principal Arryn Schneider said fourth-grader OcTave Lawrence began choking on a nacho chip.
Custodian Russ Palen heard another student's cry for help and jumped into action...
09-25-2014, 12:08 PM #2
Troy school janitor called hero for saving choking boy
Lauren Abdel-Razzaq, The Detroit News 11:17 p.m. EDT September 24, 2014
Before lunch on Sept. 18, Russ Palen was a custodian at Woodland Elementary School in Troy, beloved by the students he took the time to get to know. By the end of the lunch hour, he was being hailed as a hero for saving a student’s life.
Palen was assisting students in the cafeteria and cleaning up when a student approached him, pointed to the boy he had been sitting next to and said, “Mr. Russ, that little boy is choking.” ...
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