Some Bronx schools still without defibrillators even though it's the law

It's been more than a year since the law regarding defibrillators went into effect, yet some BX schools are still without them.

Defibrillators, which deliver an electric shock to those in cardiac arrest, were required to be in every school by December 2002. But according to the Department of Education only about one-third of Bronx schools currently have the devices. One official blamed the delay on funding problems and a lag in getting staff members trained.

On a positive note, all school athletic teams are equipped with devices and all coaches have been trained how to use them.

The Department of Education expects all schools to be fully equipped with defibrillators.

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