Viera High School Lacrosse Player Hospitalized After Running Laps During ROTC Class

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ABOVE VIDEO: A Viera High School student collapsed Monday after experiencing cardiac arrest, Brevard County School officials said.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA (ClickOrlando) – A Viera High School student collapsed Monday after experiencing cardiac arrest, Brevard County School officials said.

School officials said the teen collapsed while he was running laps outside during ROTC class.

The school’s head football coach and the ROTC instructor helped administer CPR and use a defibrillator on the teen.

Coach Derek Smith talked about helping the boy before emergency responders arrived.

“Basically, he went limp and fell to the ground,” Smith said. “After the second electrical shock, the heart was restarted.”

He was taken to Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando where he is in critical condition, Brevard County school officials said.

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