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Updated: 02/13/2014 03:40:40PM

Coming to a fellow student’s aid

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SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

February Do the Right Thing winners are Kyiah Baker, Tess McGirr, Matthew Bunnell, Devin Anderson and Morgan Casey.

By AL HEMINGWAY

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While riding home on the bus from Punta Gorda Middle School a few weeks ago, Tess McGirr’s first aid skills were unexpectedly put to the test.

When another student accidentally struck his head on the bus’ emergency latch, causing a gash, the 12-year-old quickly responded. Using the first aid kit, the seventh-grader stopped the bleeding and applied Band-Aids to the wound. While doing this, she also calmed down the other children riding on the bus.

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