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Board recognizes heroic teacher

 

Board recognizes GBS teacher for heroic act
 

At the meeting on November 5, the Board recognized Glenbrook South science teacher Mr. Jim Glynn Jr. for recently saving a student's life.

Principal Dr. Wegley congratulates Mr. Glynn. 

 

During the start of one of his classes, one of his students had gone out into the hall for water. Realizing it was unusual for this student to leave without asking, he went out into the hall to make sure everything was OK. After finding the student, Glynn realized she was choking and could no longer breathe.

 

He quickly began the Heimlich maneuver. After the second attempt, he was able to dislodge a piece of candy that was stuck in the student's throat. The student was sent down to the nurse's office for observation and returned for the end of class.