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Westside Elementary School fifth grader Carter Jensen, first row middle, stayed calm and focused on taking care of his third grade charges while getting help for third grade teacher Lori Rosenow who suffered a medical emergency. Shown is the Jensen family, front row, from left: Sophia, a Westside third grader, Carter, and Cecelia, a Meyer Middle School sixth grader; back row, Leslie and Bryan. Carter is also on school safety patrol. (River Falls Journal photo by Jillian Dexheimer)

Fifth-grade student takes charge, seeks aid for fallen teacher

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As a member of the school safety patrol, fifth grade students are trained to help those in need. Never was the need so real as on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 31.


While Westside Elementary fifth grader Carter Jensen was going about his typical routine of helping Lori Rosenow’s third grade class, he came across an emergency situation.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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