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Mock crash presents graphic lesson

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After a few delays due to weather, high school students staged a mock crash 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the parking lot of the Wildcat Centre hockey arena across from the high school.

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Hundreds of students watched from the bleachers set up for spectators as actors set the scene at a deadly crash on County Rd. M that happened after a post-prom party where a few kids made bad choices about alcohol and substances. Two mangled cars dominated the scene, surrounded by multiple ambulances, police squad cars and fire trucks.

Paramedics scurried around the scene tending to bloodied patients and loading some into ambulances. The Life Link crew loaded one person into the medical helicopter before flying away.

Funeral-home directors also reported to the scene, loading into their van two lifeless victims of the crash.

Following the dramatic mock crash, Director of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program Kris Miner spoke to the crowd. Kids in the RFHS Students Offering Support group, as well as the Pierce County Partnership for Youth organized the event. The groups also invited students from other schools and groups.

A mock crash is typically held every three years so that each student in high school has a chance to see one.

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