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Local custodian to be recognized by officials for saving life of student



Photo courtesy of Guiteras School

BRISTOL — Superintendent Ana Riley and the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee announce that the School Committee will be recognizing a custodian next week for his life-saving actions earlier this year.

Earlier this year, Guiteras School custodian Bobby Santos was working as a lunch monitor when he heard a commotion and people calling for help. He noticed a student was choking on their lunch, and immediately sprung into action.

Santos, who has had previous training in basic lifesaving skills and works to keep them current, performed the Heimlich Maneuver on the student and eventually cleared the blockage.

The School Committee will be formally recognizing Santos at the November 28 meeting.

“Bobby has such a positive relationship with all of our students, and we look forward to honoring his quick thinking and heroic actions at our meeting next week,” Guiteras School Principal Christine Hughes said.

Santos is a 1990 Bristol High School graduate and has been employed as a custodian at the Guiteras School for many years.

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