#teacher | High school teacher helps save student in cardiac arrest

(WISN) — A social studies teacher in southeastern Wisconsin is being called a hero after a saving a student who stopped breathing.

When a student collapsed in Ryan Depouw’s classroom, he jumped into action. Depouw grabbed a defibrillator and had a student press an emergency button. That alerted the nurses and other faculty to the emergency.

The student was suffering from cardiac arrest.

“It’s hard to get into the emotions,” Depouw told WISN 12 News. “I was just trying to do what I could to help out.”

A nurse said she’s grateful the student is doing well.

“You hear about it sometimes in athletes who are on the basketball court or on the football field, but its very rare with someone with no health history,” Molly Kaul, a nurse at Franklin High School said.

The student’s family is now thanking the Franklin High School staff, especially Mr. Depouw. for their actions.


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