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Liberty Assistant Principal Helps Save a Man's Life

Liberty High School is one of two schools that served as polling places in the WSD on election day and the quick action of one of our own may have helped save the life of a voter. Liberty Assistant Principal Dr. Matt Kiesel was checking to ensure election officials had everything they needed to accommodate voters before the doors opened early that morning when someone came running in asking if there was a defibrillator in the school because someone had collapsed outside. Dr. Kiesel quickly secured the AED device located near the nurse’s office and ran to help. According to Lake Saint Louis resident Kenny Nowling, he was speaking with a man in line when he suddenly collapsed. Nowling shared that an off-duty Lake Saint Louis police officer and his wife, who is a nurse, quickly jumped in and performed CPR on the gentleman while another person went in search of the defibrillator. Dr. Kiesel arrived and assisted with administering the AED and the man regained a pulse as paramedics arrived to step in. According to Kiesel and Nowling, the gentleman was alert and talking with paramedics as they closed the doors. “Thank you to the Lake Saint Louis police officer, his nurse and angel of a wife and Dr. Kiesel for acting so calmly and methodically and saving this man's life!” shared Nowling on social media. “You all are real life SUPER HEROES! What a perfect time for all of us to remember that, regardless of our political affiliations, we are all human beings living in the greatest country in the world.” #WSDcommunity


polling place sign  AED