A principal may not be as close to students as teachers, but Latoya Cobb, principal of Amqui Elementary School has more than made up for that.
Because it was her first year as principal, she decided to ride the school bus with the children for the first time. That small decision saved a student’s life.
Cobb began to pay more attention to a 5-year-old student when she noticed the student making a funny face, according to News Channel 5.
Cobb’s curiosity saved a student’s life.
“I just happen to look over at the student and I noticed she had a funny look on her face,” she told WTVF Nashville.
After asking the student if she was okay and not getting a response, Cobb moved closer and noticed that the girl could not breathe.
After 10 seconds and “two thrusts” of the Heimlich maneuver, a piece of candy popped out and the student began to breathe again.
The student’s grandmother admitted to being worried about her granddaughter getting on the bus because “she’s so little,” but thankfully Cobb was there to save her.
“She’s more than a principal to me now, she’s like an angel because she saved my grandbaby’s life,” she adds.
Not all super heroes wear capes.