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.
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