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East Elmhurst teacher saves student who had seizure in hallway with CPR – QNS.com

East Elmhurst teacher saves student who had seizure in hallway with CPR

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A sixth-grade student was saved by a teacher on Thursday after suffering from a seizure at her East Elmhurst middle school, it was reported.

According to the Daily News, the student at Louis Armstrong Middle School, located at 32-02 Junction Blvd., began convulsing on Oct. 20 outside the classroom of teacher Amy Spears. The 44-year-old math teacher, who is trained in CPR, stepped out of her classroom to attend to the girl.

“I started doing CPR immediately and called people to get help and call 911,” Spears told the Daily News. “Another teacher grabbed the machine.”

The 21-year teaching veteran used a defibrillator to shock the student before the paramedics arrived. The child was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

“I never thought in a million years I would have to do this or want to do it,” Spears told the paper. “I’m so glad I was trained and I was able to hold it together enough to do what I did. Everyone worked together.”

QNS has reached out to the Department of Education for more information and is awaiting response.

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