ALTMAR-PARISH-WILLIAMSTOWN – Each different 12 months, previous to promenade, the Pupil Authorities of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Jr./Sr. Excessive Faculty sponsors a Mock DWI car crash situation that conveys a strong message to college students concerning the horrors of poor driving choices.
The scene was arrange on County Route 22 between the APW Jr. /Sr. Excessive Faculty and Elementary Faculty on June 3 at 10:20 a.m. Members of the varsity’s Pupil Authorities performed the roles of drivers and victims with make-up and duplicate wounds completed by Oswego County Cease DWI.
On this setup, one car “pushed” by Autumn Baum contained herself and three pals (Lilly Sweeney, Holly Meagher and Miranda Hamilton) that had stayed the evening at a pal’s home and have been heading to highschool early the next morning. The opposite car was “pushed” by Rachael Miller, who drank alcohol and smoked marijuana at a celebration the identical night. When Miller left the social gathering with a pal (Kassidy Fisher) early the subsequent morning, her car first struck a pair of pedestrians (Allisyn Scott and Alayna Ruffos) after which collided head-on with Baum’s car.
With each effort towards mimicking an actual accident, native legislation enforcement, medical personnel, firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the scene. They started engaged on the victims and assessing the state of affairs as they simulated a subject sobriety take a look at, initiated an arrest, contacted the Oswego County Coroner/District Lawyer Greg Oakes, and supplied a glimpse into the authorized course of.
“When one thing like this occurs to a pupil in your college, it modifications all the class,” mentioned Robert Lighthall from Oswego County Cease DWI.
He harassed how essential it’s to have a plan for promenade, and occasions like promenade, as a result of the results of 1 dangerous resolution may very well be deadly.
The presentation moved from the out of doors crash scene into the auditorium, the place college students witnessed a theoretical trial and concluded with a funeral.
APW district personnel and employees mentioned they hope the simulated crash was an eye-opening expertise for the scholars that can assist them to make secure driving decisions sooner or later.