Teachers Save Ninth Grade Student

RICHLAND, Wash. —Doctors say a Richland High School student who collapsed likely owes his life to two teachers who provided CPR and the athletic director who showed up with a defibrillator.

Principal Tim Praino says teachers John Bittinger and Paul Staley performed CPR on Jeremy Brewer while Mike Edwards administered the shock to his heart.

The ninth-grader collapsed Friday while running around outside school with friends during lunch. He was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in critical condition and then flown to Children's hospital in Seattle.

Praino wrote on the school website Sunday that Jeremy's father said he was talking with his parents and nurses. He had no memory of what happened to him. He'll be monitored for a few days to try to determine why his heart stopped.

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