Principal, nurse commended for actions to save student at Elkmont School

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Limestone County Superintendent Tom Sisk is commending the actions of the Elkmont School Principal, Bill Tribble and Nurse Dee Sharp for their actions during a medical emergency.

The school system said a 10-year-old girl with no previous medical history began showing signs of a seizure during class on Wednesday.  The student fell and hit her head becoming unresponsive.

The teacher activated the Rave Panic button, and administrators and the school nurse responded immediately.  They called 911, but the EMT was unable to bring the student out of her seizure.

The student was flown by MedFlight to Huntsville Hospital Center for Women and Children.  Elkmont was placed on a soft lockdown to restrict movement so the student could be transported.

The student is in stable condition, but remains sedated due to seizure related issues and is expected to remain at the hospital for a few days.

Dr. Sisk would also like to commend Athens Limestone County 911 for the Rave Panic button which he believes sped up response time significantly.