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Knox County Schools to Get Help in CPR Training

WGIL Newsroom . Local News 277

A new state law requires students in all Illinois schools to get training in CPR.

The Knox County Regional Office of Education is helping them do that, thanks to an anonymous donor.

Bonnie Harris says her office, with the help of State Representative Don Moffitt, has obtained over $14-thousand in kits that contain a mini-mannequin, and other items, that will go to every school in the county.

Harris tells WGIL there’s enough to give every school possibly more than they would need.

“One kit can really service the whole school, because you can wipe off the little [mannequins] and the DVD’s are there,” says Harris. “I will give each district at least three kits so that will serve at least one full class and I’m assuming the classes wouldn’t be over 30, but for the larger district, 205, will get a little more.”

Harris says she’s tried to contact every superintendent in Knox County to let them know of the availability of the CPR kits, but didn’t reach all of them just yet.

She says many people let alone educators may not know that such a law has taken affect.