Popovich said he told the other teachers to pick her up so he could get more leverage. He tried a few more times, and on the eighth thrust, the food flew out.
Aubrey was taken to a hospital to be checked out. She's going to be fine, doctors said.
Aubrey’s mother, Valarie Speers, said the teachers are lifesavers, heroes walking the hallways. She said she can’t thank them enough.
“These folks are awesome. They are special,” Speers said. “They saved my baby’s life.”
Aubrey is now giving lots of hugs and kisses to the teachers and staff who saved her life.
The superintendent is using the incident as a teachable moment. Next week, the district will hold a CPR session for its staff.