South Whidbey High school students, in collaboration with South Whidbey Fire/EMT, the Island County Sheriff’s Office, the State Patrol, the hospital, the Island County prosecutor and leadership students are enacting a mock car crash to highlight the risks of driving under the influence.
The day includes a mock car crash with student actors in front of the school where students will witness all the steps and protocols of responses to a collision.
Students will go to the auditorium to watch e a mock trial scene that includes Prosecutor Greg Banks and former Judge Peter Strow.
“Following that, we hold a mock memorial service for the “deceased” student,” a press release states. “Collectively, this is an emotional day. But an important sequence of events for students to understand the consequences of drinking while driving. “
“We chose this time of year because prom is on April 27.”
The experience begins at noon at the high school on Thursday, April 25.