Tyler, TX: Seizure training for teachers proposed

Aug 15, 2017, Tyler, TX, KLTV: Former teacher pushing to create 'Sam's Law' to make seizure education mandatory A former East Texas teacher is trying to introduce legislation that would require Texas schools to add seizure education to their curriculum. The legislation would be titled “Sam's Law”, after Samantha Watkins, a Kilgore ISD student who died after a seizure last December. Currently, the Texas Education Agency says there isn't anything that mandates teachers, or students to learn about seizures and how to deal with them. A former teacher, Shari Dudo says the law will help keep children safe. She is on a mission, to draw awareness to epilepsy, and also to seizures. "One in 26 people have epilepsy…I have epilepsy, I developed it a few years ago, and I could see how there was not training. I just felt like it needed to change," says Dudo.