New Bill Would Require “Bleed Control,” Tourniquet Application Be Taught In New Jersey High Schools Following Recent School Shooting

Students in New Jersey high schools would be required to learn how to control traumatic bleeding and how to apply tourniquets under a new bill introduced in the New Jersey Senate.

The bill, introduced by Senators Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex) and Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex) would require school districts that include grades nine through 12 to incorporate instruction on bleed control into the health curriculum for students as part of the district’s implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.

The bill, which will be taken up by the Senate Education Committee, comes following a recent spate of school shooting across the country.

Vitale was also the sponsor of a 2014 bill, now law, which that requires high school students to be taught about CPR and defibrillator use.

Vitale is also responsible for the law requiring all public and private schools to have defibrillators on school premises.

If approved by the Legislature, and signed by Governor Murphy, the bill will take effect immediately, and be applicable in the first full school year following the date of enactment.

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  1. What a wonderful idea! The hospital under the bridge!

    Instead of repealing the Second Amendment that has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, they want to teach children how to save the lives of shooting victims.

    Only in America! Free’dumb’!!

    • Repeal 2A? They’re already shredding the whole Constitution. You’re reasoning does not comport with reality. Check the stats and turn off your TV.

      • The Second Amendment has not saved a single life, helped a single person, or made the world safer.
        Repeal it, and nobody (besides the NRA) will lose a thing.
        There are many actual first world countries in the world, none of which have a shooting problem, none of which can even consider a horrific law like this, and they don’t have rights to carry lethal weapons at all times.
        Nobody needs this stupid right, the ‘founding fathers’ botched that one up.

    • Hahaha!
      Arm teachers?!?!?!? Sure!
      Do you mean the teachers who give petch whenever they can? Or those who insult children in public? Do you really want them to have guns too?

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