Pictured above: Deputies Gina Cranford and Dallas Hicks – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Thursday May 17, 2018 a juvenile female student at Lake Norman High School suffered a medical emergency in a classroom.
Two Iredell County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers (SRO) responded to the classroom with lifesaving equipment and observed a school nurse performing chest compressions on a student. The SRO’s assisted the nurse by administering CPR breaths.
SRO’s and school personnel continued CPR and utilized an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to administer a shock to the student. CPR continued and additional AED shocks were given. Mooresville Fire Units and Iredell County EMS arrived and took over performing CPR.
The juvenile showed signs of responsiveness after these lifesaving actions were administered. Iredell County EMS transported the female to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center for further treatment.
Sheriff Campbell also stated, “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. They worked seamlessly today and saved this child. This is a fine example of team work and training being successful. Our prayers go out to this student and family for a quick recovery”.
No further details are available at this time as further investigation continues into this incident.
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