5.8.15: Employees recognized for heroic efforts in saving a student's
5.8.15: Employees recognized for heroic efforts in saving a student's
Posted on 05/08/2015

Eighth grader Garrett Arthur is alive today thanks to the quick thinking and action on the part of a group of Glacier View Junior High School employees, as well as responders from Central Pierce Fire and Rescue District 6.

 

The Puyallup School Board and audience recognized the school district staff with a standing ovation during the May 4 school board meeting.

 

Principal Mario Casello outlined for the board details of the staff response after Arthur, a student at Glacier View Junior High, collapsed from a cardiac arrest during after-school track practice on April 16.

 

Casello praised the staff members for their work in helping to save the boy’s life, including the use of the school’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The district purchased AEDs several years ago and located them throughout schools and support buildings.

 

Employees honored include Corey Gill, Adrienne Cordes, Chris Susee, Joel Starr, Jesse Kase, Janet Yoest, Jason Bellerive, and Jack Widmann.

 

The staff members will also be honored by Central Pierce Fire and Rescue during a schoolwide June 17 school pep assembly. The assembly is from 1 to 2:20 p.m. at the junior high, 12807 184th St. E., Puyallup.

 

Arthur is expected to return to Glacier View Junior High School for a limited time each day beginning on Monday, May 11.