By Diane R. Stepp
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
MARIETTA, Ga. — It was the longest eight minutes of his life, recalled Marietta High campus security officer Jeff Reed as he pushed on the student's chest and kept air flowing to his lungs with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
The boy had turned blue and collapsed on the gym floor last September, his heart no longer beating as the former Marine and Marietta Police Department officer was on hallway patrol. Reed's training kicked in to keep the student alive until emergency response personnel could reach them.
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