Franklin High School staff honored for saving student in cardiac arrest

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FRANKLIN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- There was a round of applause for staff at Franklin High School Wednesday, Jan. 29. 

The employees were recognized for saving a student's life earlier this month.

A student went into cardiac arrest on the first day back from winter break. Teachers and nurses jumped into action to save him.

On Wednesday, the school board praised the swift reaction time from staff and first responders.

"The Franklin Fire Department was at the high school within five minutes that the initial call to 911 was placed, and they were in the building 45 seconds after we saw their vehicles roll up on the scene."

Hunter's family says he had a permanent defibrillator implanted three days after he collapsed. 

Doctors are investigating what caused him to go into cardiac arrest.

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