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New York teacher saves woman's life during lunch break

A quick-thinking teacher turned hero today when she saved a woman's life while on her lunch break at a Brooklyn eatery, the New York Post reported.

Cassandra Byrd-Scolaro, 34, was grabbing a wrap at S&B Restaurant on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, N.Y., just before noon when there was a commotion in the bathroom.

A waitress broke down the door, and found a 25-year-old victim who was not breathing.

"We all just sprung into action," the fourth-grade teacher told The Post. "I started doing compressions."

Byrd-Scolaro, who's worked as a teacher for a decade, performed CPR for about 3 minutes until EMS arrived.

"As a teacher we are trained responders. In real life, this is the first time I've used it."

"I'm happy we were here," she said.

Click here to read more from the New York Post.

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