Reality Check: School Employee Says Defibrillator Saved His Life

Elizabeth Dorsett, WKYT News

School leaders say since Fayette County installed automatic external defibrillators in all their schools in 2006, they've only been used twice. Once on Monday when 14-year-old Ben Highland collapsed during spring baseball training at Lafayette High School and once at Cardinal Hill Elementary.

"Yes, it did save my life," explained Cardinal Valley Elementary School janitor Bill Ward as he pointed out the automatic external defibrillator hanging on the wall.


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