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FD: Teacher saves 7th grade student who went into cardiac arrest in Fountain Hills

Posted at 11:15 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 18:06:57-05

FOUNTAIN HILLS — A teacher at Fountain Hills Middle School likely saved a student's life after the seventh grader went into cardiac arrest Wednesday morning.

According to Rural Metro Fire Department, they responded to a call regarding a seventh grade student who had a seizure before going unconscious.

Officials say the student had a prior medical condition that likely led to the seizure and subsequent cardiac arrest.

The student's teacher performed CPR, likely saving the seventh grader's life, according to Rural Metro fire officials.

"This is an outstanding example of the importance of learning CPR," an official from Rural Metro Fire Department said. "As a bystander you may be the first-responder in a time of need. It could prove to be the difference between life and death."

The middle schooler was transported to a local hospital with a sustained pulse, and was breathing, according to Rural Metro.