Teacher saves child from choking

By: KXII-Staff Email
By: KXII-Staff Email

COLBERT, OK -- One teacher at Colbert elementary is being hailed a hero -- after saving the life of one of her students. McKinlee Weger came to Mrs. Barbara Comeaux's kindergarten class on Tuesday, ready to learn.

Just after the start of class, McKinlee began choking on a piece of hard candy, signaling to her teacher that she couldn't breathe.

"I saw her eyes get big and noticed she was choking and asked if she was all right and she said no," Comeaux, said.

Comeaux performed the Heimlich Manuever, dislodging the candy from McKinlee 's throat. The grateful student's family sent Comeaux flowers in appreciation. McKkinlee is doing fine and was back in class the next day.


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  • by Tammy Location: Sherman on Feb 8, 2008 at 10:07 PM
    What a wonderful story in these days of more bad news than good news. That teacher shoud get a medal for saving that little girls life !
  • by Thankful Location: Colbert on Feb 8, 2008 at 08:18 PM
    Please, lets not get into home school vs public school, the subject is, a child's life was saved, and we should all be thankful for that. To say that a parent who home school their children is "just plain stupid" is not the point here. To home school any child is the parents choice. My wish is that all schools could have Mrs Comeaux for at least one week, she is great with all the kids.
  • by Anonymous Location: Colbert on Feb 8, 2008 at 08:01 PM
    This has NOTHING to do with homeschooling your children. So PLEASE people act like the adults you are claiming to be. This is ALL about a small child choking and a WONDERFUL lady by the name of Mrs. Comeaux doing what she would have done for anyone. She is a GREAT person and would be ashamed of all of you doing this fussing about the homeschooling. Mrs. Comeaux you are such a sweet lady, friend, mother and nana.
  • by candy on Feb 8, 2008 at 06:08 PM
    PARENTS who homeschool their kids are just plain stupid.their kids miss out on so much.
  • by Homeschooling Mom on Feb 8, 2008 at 03:06 PM
    Watch out there, farmer, your ignorance is showing. I don't know what homeschooling has to do with this article, but it's obvious that you know nothing at all about homeschooling. Homeschooling parents use textbooks and other materials to educate their kids... and so do PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS. If public school teachers did not have textbooks to teach out of, they'd be able to teach very little!! If I am not intelligent enough to educate my own children, then it's because public school teachers failed to give ME a well-rounded education. :)
  • by Sam Location: Mead on Feb 8, 2008 at 03:01 PM
    Now that's the kind of story I like to read. I don't get pleasure in the little girl choking, but the happy ending was uplifting. Praise be to GOD that you were there for the little girl.
  • by farmer Location: Howe on Feb 8, 2008 at 11:12 AM
    Public schools and public school teachers are wonderful. We are lucks to have thousands of teachers out in the public schools like Barbara. I know my two daughters had wonderful caring teachers at Howe. They got the education and love to help develop them into good citizens. Without this kind of public school my kids would not have been able to graduate from college and hold rewarding jobs. I can't understand why a parent would choose to home school a child and cheat them out of well rounded education.
  • by Ann Location: Colbert on Feb 8, 2008 at 10:16 AM
    Barbara is a wonderful caring person, who would never consider herself a hero. She is loved by many.
  • by Anonymous Location: tishomingo on Feb 8, 2008 at 06:09 AM
    well the teacher acted fast and knew what to do she will always be a hero for saving a life god bless you and the family was probably really greatful
  • by beverly Location: tx on Feb 8, 2008 at 05:21 AM
    way to go teach. i know her parents are thankful to you. that is a scarey thing to happen. God bless you.
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