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EXCLUSIVE: Man saves teen shot near Monroe Middle School

Jason Moch has been the janitor of Monroe Middle School for the last four years. He said he was taking out the trash when he heard the gunshots and saw the victim crying for help.

Posted: Sep. 28, 2018 6:33 PM
Updated: Sep. 28, 2018 6:54 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The man who helped save the teenager shot near Monroe Middle School in Eugene earlier this week is being hailed as a hero.

Jason Moch has been the janitor of Monroe Middle School for the last four years. He said he was taking out the trash when he heard the gunshots and saw the victim crying for help.

Moch said he ran over where the victim was and saw he was shot in the leg, bleeding through his pants. He said he then had the victim lie down on the ground while he applied pressure on the wound with his hoody until police arrived.

Moch credits his quick thinking to the CPR and first-aid training he did with the district years ago.

“Right place at the right time,” Moch said. “I was right there when it happened, and so I knew the right response from the training, and it worked out. Piece of cake."

This is not the first time Moch's saved a man's life at the school. Last year he said he had to use a defibrillator on a facility worker who had a heart attack.

A spokesperson with Eugene School District 4J said they plan on honoring Moch’s lifesaving efforts in an upcoming school board meeting.

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