Correction: An earlier version of this story, relying on information from the sheriff's office, erroneously reported the gender of the student. The student is a boy.
After a Lake Norman High School student collapsed at school early Thursday morning, a school nurse and two school resource officers performed CPR and used a defibrillator to keep him alive, officials say.
Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell credited the team for saving the student’s life.
“I am very proud of the school resource officers, school personnel and other emergency responders who have been trained and prepare for these types of emergencies,” Campbell said in a statement. “They worked seamlessly today and saved this child. This is a fine example of teamwork and training being successful.”
The student had a medical emergency in a classroom at 8:37 a.m., the sheriff’s office said. A school nurse began performing CPR before the two SROs arrived. The officers administered CPR breaths, a press release said.
The officers used an automated external defibrillator on the student while Mooresville Fire-Rescue and Iredell County EMS were in transit. The first responders took over after arriving.
The release says the boy was revived and transported to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. The student was younger than 18, according to EMS.