It wasn't your typical lunch period at Jody Richards Elementary last month for Spencer Woods.
"I was eating my sandwich and it got caught in my throat and I started choking on it," says Woods.
He couldn't breathe or ask for help. Luckily a quick thinking friend, Jackson Petty, immediately knew what to do.
"I didn't know he was choking. He touched my back and then I said hold on and then he touched me again and I asked are you choking? He shook his head so I got up and went and told Ms. King," says Petty.
As soon as Lisa King saw Spencer she knew something was wrong. She has been with Warren County Schools for 9 years. This is her first year working in a cafeteria.
"All he had to do was point and say Spencer was choking. When I saw Spencer every training video that we have been given where he had his hands around his throat and so I went right up to him and asked him are you choking? and I could tell right away because he could not respond to me," says King.
Lisa used her training and past experience to perform the heimlich maneuver, saving Spencer's life. A choking incident has been on her mind since beginning work in the dining area. She hopes it's a situation that never happens.
"I do think about it a lot because at the previous school I worked we have had children, I worked in kindergarten, that have choked. But I think about it almost everyday when we are in here," says King.
It's that quick thinking and trained staff that gives Spencer's mother reassurance her son will be safe at school.
"She's just thankful that I have such good friends and such well trained cafeteria ladies around me and that she knows it would be a safe environment for me to go to school," says Woods.
For their heroic actions, staying calm during a life threatening situation, we honor Jackson Petty and Lisa King as this weeks Hometown Hero.