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Student’s quick actions draw BHS praise

May 22, 2014

    A year on the demolition derby track couldn’t prepare 15 year old freshman Kevin Oetting for the amount of adrenaline he would feel last month at Bellmont High School. And his quick thinking and fast actions may have prevented a bad situation from becoming even worse.
    On April 29, two high school students were involved in a physical confrontation, the reported result of a love triangle and social media.
    “A freshman and a senior were arguing after gym class, I didn’t think anything of it and walked outside, Oetting recalled earlier this week. “I turned around, and just as I did I saw (one of the students) get thrown through the glass window.”
    Oetting observed that the student’s leg was deeply cut. “It was really bad, I could see the muscle tissue through the cut in his leg and he was losing blood fast.”
    Oetting applied pressure to the leg and face of the injured student while calling for help.  Once he had the attention of a few teachers and students, Oetting requested multiple paper towels to help control the bleeding. “There was blood everywhere, but my adrenaline was racing so fast it didn’t gross me out. I just did what I had to do. The teachers and students were so frantic they were having a hard time grasping the situation,” he said.
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