Heroic coaches


Acton Middle School eighth-grader Tyler Torres (center in front) was rescued from a seizure recently by several AMS coaches. As Tyler stopped breathing and began to turn blue, coach Jon Allen started CPR and chest compressions, while coaches Brandon Duncan, Carl Hollums and Logan McGill stepped in to assist. Doctors at Cook Children’s Hospital said tests were normal and the incident appeared to be a one-time “fluke,” according to family members, and Tyler has since returned to school. Pictured with Tyler is AMS principal Jimmy Dawson (far left), coach McGill (second from left), along with (back, from left) Hollums, Duncan and Allen. Also pictured are his mother and stepfather, Crystal and Mike Daffan, father and stepmother Jeremy and Deann Torres, sister Ashleigh Torres and other extended family members.