HILLSBORO, OR — The Hillsboro School Board honored a Quatama Elementary
custodian for saving the life of a choking student — twice, according to The Oregonian.
The Hillsboro School Board
and staff recognized Mike Borreggine during a board meeting last week for going above and beyond the duties of a custodian, the article noted.
In his 14 years as a volunteer firefighter in Upstate New York, Borreggine never had to save a choking person, but he also had never worked in an elementary school where laughter and eating happen simultaneously while rushing to get to the playground, the article stated.
According to the article, he has a drawer full of thank you notes in his office, many with a drawing of him using the abdominal thrust to save someone.