LHS scene of mock crash
Posted Friday, April 17, 2015
Police lights flashed, ambulance sirens roared and a firefighters unloaded supplies – all while junior and senior students sat in silence and watched. This was the scene at Loveland High School (LHS) Wednesday, April 15, as two smashed vehicles sat positioned facing each other with student-actors sprawled across the mock wreck scene.
“The visual story was powerful,” said LHS Principal Chris Kloesz. “And, it was intended to be that way. We want our students to understand the very real consequences of driving impaired – and joining forces with our local officials produced the appropriate message.”
The LHS SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter sponsored the mock crash working in conjunction with school administrators, the Loveland Police Department, the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, New Hope Church and Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home. It took place the week prior to the LHS prom.
“Our timing was quite intentional,” said Kloesz. ““Although we encourage our students to be safe and make good decisions year round, we emphasize this message in the spring and at the times around big events like prom. We want our students to enjoy a wonderful prom weekend – safely – and that was the ultimate purpose of this mock crash assembly. It was a reminder to make good decisions and to be safe.”