High school students explore dangers of drunk driving with mock accident
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For students at one eastern Iowa high school, what started as fire drill turned into an impactful message about drunk driving. Don Bosco students in Gilbertville took part in a mock drunk driving accident.
"I think too many teens are just careless and adults just careless at they get behind the wheel without thinking, text and drive, drink and drive," said Abby Joens, Don Bosco junior.
Joens organized the event originally for a girl scout gold award project, then pitched the idea to her school.
Along with the accident, throughout the day students were taken out of class, symbolizing victims from drunk driving crashes.
"Even in a mock accident like this to be able to go through those steps and know you are prepared or if something ever actually did happen, we've got those steps in place and students are aware that the school has the support system," said Chris Wood, school counselor.
All the students who "died" Tuesday will spend the night away from family and loved ones.
Wednesday students will participate in a mock wake for the victims of the accident.
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