SAN ANTONIO -- Alamo Colleges has removed all automated external defibrillators from its campuses after administrators decided the life-saving devices were not being used properly.
The devices were removed during the summer of 2012. The decision was not made public until Monday, after KENS 5 contacted the colleges' media relations department.
"I don't think that's good, that's for emergency purposes," said second-year San Antonio College student Katie Sundberg.
A spokesperson for the five campuses said most of the AEDs were not properly maintained and staff members had not been trained how to use them correctly.
Alamo Colleges owns between 13 -16 AEDs, which usually cost between $1,000 and $3,000 each.
Texas passed a law in 2007 requiring AEDs at all elementary, middle and high schools. The law does not apply to public colleges.
According to an Alamo Colleges spokesperson, a commission has been formed to decide how to reimplement the devices and train staff members on how to use them.