When Kylee Shea collapsed to the floor and stopped breathing in a Frisco middle school hallway in September of 2011, teachers rushed into action. The two teachers who revived Shea, who was 12 at the time and had no prior history of heart trouble, were trained in CPR and the use of the school's automatic external defibrillator (AED).
Now, two Texas lawmakers, Rep. John Zerwas and Sen. Juan Hinojosa, have proposed a bill, HB 897/SB 261 that would require students to take a 30-minute CPR class to graduate from high school. The American Heart Association, which favors the bill, highlights potential benefits of such training:
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