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Lt. Governor Proposes Texas Schools Have AED's On Campus

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

With about 80 student athlete deaths each each year due to heart conditions, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has proposed that all Texas schools have automatic external defibrillators or A-E-D's on all campuses.

According to Dewhurst, only about 600 schools currently have the devices.

Dewhurst said, "With the solution this simple to save lives, I can't think of any reason why we shouldn't have AED's on every public school campus."

The Lt. Governor made Monday's made announcement standing alongside Austin Westlake High School football player Matt Nader.

Nadar collapsed during a game against A&M Consolidated on September 15th, in College Station. His life was saved because the school had an A-E-D on sight.


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