A group of students at a TX, high school recently participated in a Shattered Dreams mock drunk driving crash, a New York Criminal Lawyer just learned. Students at the high school played certain roles including both living and dead victims, and as the drunk driver who went to jail.
Shattered Dreams is a program that introduces high school students to the grim realities of what happens when someone drinks and drives. Sources went on to say that the event, which lasts two days, stages a mock accident in front of the participating school’s entire student body. As part of this mock crash, members of the local police, fire, EMS, and coroner’s office all react as though the crash was real. This is not difficult for first responders to do, as thankfully, they train for these situations often.
During the course of the mock crash, students will see “victim” students treated and transported to the local hospital by ambulance and helicopter. They will also see the “deceased” students transported by a local funeral home, and the “drunk” driver will be arrested and transported to the local jail for further processing, including arraignment. As a reminder that local students are the participants in these crashes—this brings the reality of the situation a little closer to home, claimed the Manhattan Criminal Lawyer.
Another part of the Shattered Dreams program, involves a “Grim Reaper” visiting a classroom every 15-minutes to select a student victim. This student victim would then be considered as the “living dead.” This represents the statistic that every 15-minutes someone is killed by a DWI offender. At the end of the first day of these mock events, those who participated in the crash, as well as those who were selected as the “living dead” will be taken to an overnight retreat, which further enhances the experience for each of the students.
The second day of this two-day event will be filled with mock memorial services for each of the crash victims and the “living dead.” While those students who participated as crash victims and “living dead” are permitted to return to class this day, they are not supposed to speak to anyone, as if they are not there.
While officials say that success of this program is difficult to measure, that if one life is saved as a result of the program it is worth it.
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