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North Tahoe students ‘killed’ in mock drunken-driving wreck

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The Grim Reaper surveys the scene of a mock car crash at North Tahoe School parking lot Thursday morning as part of a Shattered Dreams presentation that resulted in multiple casualties.
Margaret Moran / mmoran@sierrasun.com | Sierra Sun

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — In an effort to educate students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol use and abuse, a mock crash and its aftermath was performed in the North Tahoe High and Middle School parking lot Thursday morning.

High school students played those involved in the crash, with Placer County Sheriff’s Office, North Tahoe Fire Protection District, CalFire and California Highway Patrol also partaking in the Shattered Dreams presentation.

It involves the dramatization of an alcohol-related crash on the high school campus, complete with law enforcement response, emergency room treatment, family notifications, and the arrest and booking of the driver.

The crash scene drama plays out before the student body during the school day, and throughout the day the other elements of the event unfold.

To give students a better understanding the gravity of the situation, one student dresses as the “Grim Reaper” and appears periodically throughout the school day to select victims.

“Shattered Dreams” takes place every two years at NTHS. The program started locally in 1998 at both TTUSD high schools by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol and the Youth in Action Team after the loss of a family in a drunken driving crash in November of 1997.

It is designed to take place toward the end of the school year, just before prom, and the many opportunities for celebration surrounding graduation and the start of summer vacation.


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