Mock Car Crashes at Local High School Makes Teens Emotional
There was a dramatic illustration of the potential destruction caused by drinking and driving today in Fort White.
A mock car crash scenario was played out at Fort White High School before students go on spring break next week.
Several law enforcement agencies including the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and fire rescue arrived on the scene.
The skit was to warn students of the dangers of texting and driving as well as driving under the influence of alcohol.
Some students got emotional because of how real and graphic the scene was.
Sergeant Ed Seifert, Columbia County Sheriff's Office explained, "It was very, very well done, as real as we could make it as law enforcement without it being too graphic. We think that the realism adds to the message, and I think that's what gets to them. That's the important thing, as long as they are getting the message, getting what we're saying to them, and getting what we're imparting to them."
But there were still some who laughed.
Sheriff Mark Hunter confronted those students. He said they were only laughing because they were nervous and wouldn't be able to handle the situation in real life.
- Prom night mock DUI stresses important decision making for Marion County seniors
- Teen Dies After Crashing His Car
- Teen Car Crash Survivors
- 1 teen dead, another injured in Marion County car crash
- High Speed Chase Ends With Car Crash
- Emotions Run High as Commissioners Face Questions During Biomass Plant "Workshop"
- Navy Dad Surprises Teen at High School Graduation
- Local High School Bands Make It To State Competitions
- Celebrating Education: Newberry High School's Environmental Girls Make Global Impact
- A Community Mourns The Death of Two Bradford High School Teens