Crash Simulation Makes Impact on LCHS Students

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK La Cañada High School student Nicole Reynolds portrays a victim of a drunk driver in the recent Every 15 Minutes program, which uses live dramatizations to teach kids the dangers of drinking and driving.
Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
La Cañada High School student Nicole Reynolds portrays a victim of a drunk driver in the recent Every 15 Minutes program, which uses live dramatizations to teach kids the dangers of drinking and driving.

The scene — the aftermath of a crash involving a white Dodge Charger and a black Jeep Cherokee — was only a simulation, but it all looked eerily real.
One teenager was sprawled on the ground and others slumped in their smashed vehicles on Oak Grove Drive in front of La Cañada High School, their faces and bodies smeared with fake blood.
Officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department, the California Highway Patrol and the county coroner’s office helped move the injured — portrayed by LCHS students — to safety and arrest an allegedly drunk driver. Continue reading “Crash Simulation Makes Impact on LCHS Students”

LCHS Confronts Drinking and Driving Dangers

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK Students witnessed the consequences of a simulated crash — not an unavoidable “accident,” Assistant Principal Mary Hazlett said. Some said it will make them think twice before drinking and driving.
Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
Students witnessed the consequences of a simulated crash — not an unavoidable “accident,” Assistant Principal Mary Hazlett said. Some said it will make them think twice before drinking and driving.

A simulation of a gruesome crash was staged in front of La Cañada High School on Thursday, April 13, as part of “Every 15 Minutes,” a nationwide program meant to increase awareness among teenagers about the high-stake dangers of drinking and driving.
“It’s about having our students — and adults — pause and question their own behavior,” Principal Ian McFeat said. Continue reading “LCHS Confronts Drinking and Driving Dangers”

LCHS Students to Simulate Drunk Driving Risks

OUTLOOK photo As part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program two years ago, students watched as their peers performed in a graphic simulated drunk driving crash in front of La Cañada High School.
OUTLOOK photo
As part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program two years ago, students watched as their peers performed in a graphic simulated drunk driving crash in front of La Cañada High School.

Before he was an attorney prosecuting DUIs, La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board President Dan Jeffries worked on an ambulance crew while he was in college and law school. He witnessed, first hand, often tragic results of drunk driving. Continue reading “LCHS Students to Simulate Drunk Driving Risks”