CYPRESS - Sam Barrera could see his teacher was in trouble. He knew how to help. So he jumped into action. No big deal, he thought.
Turns out, people across the country saw it another way.
The past week – since a story appeared in Saturday's edition of The Orange County Register about the Cypress High School freshman performing the Heimlich maneuver to help save his teacher who was choking on an almond – Barrera's life has been a whirlwind of media attention.