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Teacher Saves Student in Cardiac Arrest WIth CPR

3:58 PM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
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LANCASTER, NY - A female student at Lancaster High School went into cardiac arrest Wednesday morning in the school. The girl collapsed right in the school's lobby, around the time of the opening bell. 

According to a spokeswoman for the district, another student got the nurse and they called 911.

The student was lucky there was also a response team already in place at the school. Fire officials tell 2 On Your Side that the girl is alive, largely because this team was so close to her. 

"Thanks to their skill and our skill we were fortunate to have this young lady recover her heartbeat and breathing before she was loaded into the ambulance," said Bob Sinclair, the first assistant chief of the Bowmansville Fire Department.

The girl fell around 7:30 a.m. Firefighters believe she is a junior or a senior. The school response team rushed to the girl and started giving her CPR.

"I can't tell you how long it took them to get their team together and start CPR, but it was relatively quickly," said Sinclair.

The student then regained consciousness and started talking at the school.

Firefighters say that the student didn't go into full cardiac arrest. If she did, they say it would've been tough to get her back.

The student was taken to the hospital and the last we've been told is that she's in intensive care.

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