The Oregon-Davis High School’s Student’s Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) organization teamed up with the school’s two resource officers to make the consequences of drunk driving eminent to students who will be attending prom this weekend.
They staged a two-vehicle crash with a fatality and multiple injuries in the school parking lot Friday afternoon. Some of the students wore prom dresses and were made up to replicate real car crash victims. Empty beer cans were also scattered across the cars and outside of the vehicles to imply the drivers were intoxicated.
The students looked on in disbelief as a woman acting as the mother of one of the crash victims ran hysterically to the side of her daughter who had been flung from the vehicle. Local police, firefighters and EMS responded as though it was a real crash and cut the victims from the car.
Afterward, some faculty members shared their emotional stories about personal experiences with losing loved ones to drunk drivers.
“The only thing you can control is yourself,” Oregon-Davis High School Principal Tim Pletcher told the students.
He shared a painful story of a former student at South Bend Washington High School who was killed by a drunk driver.