VOL. 58 No. 17 Keeping you in touch with your co
2001 Business of the Year
53 Years Serving the Community
April 29, 2009
ramatic lesson for high schoolers
very 15 Minutes
s pretty scary!
Students at Del Mar High School got a strong lesson on what can
appen in alcohol related accidents last week when they participated
r watched a simulated automobile accident staged in the parking lot
f the high school.
The two-day event started with an exercise where certain students
ere removed from their classrooms by a “Grim Reaper” a tall figure
ressed in a black robe and bearing a gigantic knife on a pole.
With a great deal of drama the reaper entered classrooms and
elected a student, and proclaims “come with me”. As the reaper left,
police officer entered the classroom and read the “obituary” of the
tudent who left. (A photo of the student is posted in the classroom to
emain for the rest of the school year.) The reaper went to other
lassrooms until he had chosen about two dozen to be his victims.
Parents had been contacted and agreed to allow their children to
articipate in the event.)
At Del Mar bleachers had been set up in the school’s front park-
ng lot to allow for a mock fatal collision in the parking lot just be-
ore noon. The entire student body was brought out to the bleachers.
prerecorded 9-1-1 call was played over the school’s public address
ystems and the students get to see the results of the crash, which
as “caused” by a DUI driver—who, incidentally, walks away from
he crash--which took the life of one of the passengers in the car he
This dramatic event continues into a second day, focusing on
igh school students behind the wheel and challenging them to think
bout drinking, personal safety, and their