Commending Heroism

The district commends the swift action of Babylon Junior-Senior High School science teacher Judy Procaccini, who came to the aid of a student in her biology class.

Keeping calm under the pressure of the situation, Ms. Procaccini successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged a mint caught in the freshman’s airway. She was aided in the effort by two of the student’s classmates, who recognized the universal choking sign and were instructed to alert the nurse. 

All teachers and staff members are able to receive CPR/First Aid training through the high school health office. Ms. Procaccini had recently completed such a course at the building.