English teacher Ira Sherrill is grateful to be alive and recovering thanks to the quick actions of his students and staff at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. Sherrill suffered a heart attack in his classroom. When he went down, his students wasted no time. One student called 911, others ran to get the school nurse, another student held Sherrill’s head, unbuttoned his shirt and undid his tie. Nurse Margot Ell thought the students’ looked really scared, so she brought the defibrillator along, which saved a lot of time, because she did need to use it.
After the nurse shocked Sherrill with the AED, she and Principal Gary Shafferman did compressions. It was a real team effort and it helped keep their beloved teacher alive long enough to reach the hospital. And he’s so grateful for his quick-thinking students! “I am so glad to be here,” says Sherrill. “And I cannot thank the Marcus students, faculty and staff enough—because there’s a reason that I’m here.”
Source: CBS DFW