Defibrillator donated to metro school

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 11:37 am
By: News 9


A life-saving machine has been donated to a local elementary school after a near-tragic incident occurred.

During an assembly at Harvest Hills on Monday, Express Personnel Services and the American Heart Association donated a portable defibrillator to the Putnam City elementary school.

The donation came after a 12-year-old boy, Casey Amend, went into cardiac arrest late last year while sitting outside the principal's office.

"When we tapped him on the leg and looked at him, we knew right away that he was not playing," said Mickey Wilson, Harvest Hills principal.

Wilson used his CPR training to stabilize Amend.

With the donation, if anything like Amend's situation happens again, the school will be even more prepared.