Good Samaritan helps save teen shot outside Newark’s Central High School
A good Samaritan is being credited with saving the life of a Newark high school student who was shot Monday afternoon.
Felicia Holt was in the right place at the right time. She was heading back to her office just down the street from Central High School, when she saw students and staff outside and noticed a student on the ground bleeding. Holt jumped into action, taking the shirt right off her back to save the student’s life.
It was around 12 p.m. Monday when students and staff were evacuated from the school following reports of a gas leak. While students were outside, someone in an unidentified car drove by and shot at students while they were outside. A 15-year-old boy was injured and that’s when Holt helped stabilize the teen until EMS arrived.
“The teacher started yelling, ‘I need gauze, I need this,’” Holt says “I take my shirt and apply the pressure.”
The student is expected to be OK. Holt works for the Newark Office of Violence Prevention, a program the mayor of Newark started to combat violence in the city.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Newark Police Department at 973-733-6190.