Cleveland receives AED



Cleveland principal Chris Lakey (third from left in above photo) was one of 133 grant applicants in hopes of receiving an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

Cleveland was one of the 13 schools that obtained an AED machine and storage cabinet.

According to the American Red Cross, an AED is used to help those experiencing cardiac arrest. It is an easy to use medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.