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A middle-school teacher saved a student's life after the girl began having a seizure and stopped breathing
The teacher used CPR and a defibrillator to resuscitate the sixth-grader
The student was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment
A Queens elementary school teacher deserves a gold star for saving a student's life Thursday.
The Daily News reports that 44-year-old Amy Spears, a math teacher at Louis Armstrong Middle School in East Elmhurst, saw the sixth-grade girl collapse in the hallway outside her classroom. The girl began convulsing and subsequently stopped breathing.
Spears performed CPR immediately and called for help as another teacher grabbed the defibrillator, according to the newspaper. She shocked the student with the defibrillator once before paramedics arrived to take the girl to Elmhurst Hospital Center.
The teacher was left shaken, but grateful that she was equipped with the proper training to handle a high-pressure situation.