Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

AED saves FHS student's life

Student collapses in gym with no pulse, not breathing


April 12, 2018

A 16-year old Flomaton High School student is alive today because of a teacher, school nurses, Flomaton fireman and an Automated External Defibrillator.

“He would not be alive today if we didn't have an AED,” said both Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton and Fire Captain Jeremy Lee.

Deverick Williams collapsed in the old gymnasium at Flomaton High School while playing basketball about 2:30 p.m. Monday. Records show that teacher-coach Leroy Steele dialed 911 at 3:32 p.m. Two school nurses began giving chest compressions. At 2:38 p.m. Stanton and Lee entered the gym with an AED and said Wil...

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