Middle school students credited with saving teacher’s life

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – Three students at San Fernando Middle School are being credited with helping to save the life of a substitute teacher.

Francisco Flores was teaching a seventh-grade health class when he began sweating profusely, slurring his words and putting his hand over his chest.

Despite Flores saying he was okay, it was obvious to Vanessa Rodriguez, Maria Chavez and Samantha Rodriguez that something was wrong.

“We knew we had to act fast because we didn’t want to see Mr. Flores suffering,” said Chavez.

The girls ran out the classroom and split up.

They notified another teacher, the school nurse and the assistant principal.

Within minutes, Flores was in an ambulance on his way to a nearby hospital.

He underwent emergency surgery and made a complete recovery.