On April 28, students at Centennial High School will witness first-hand the dangers that come with drinking and driving.
As part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program, a DUI crash reconstruction scene will begin set up at 7 a.m. The students of Centennial HS will be escorted outside to the scene at 8 a.m.
“Every 15 Minutes” is a two-day program involving high school juniors and seniors that encourages them to think about personal safety when alcohol is involved, making mature decisions and recognizing that their actions affect others.
It is based on the 1980's statistics that every 15 minutes someone was killed in an alcohol-related incident.
Two mangled vehicles will be towed to the scene and four students will be positioned inside as part of the DUI scene reconstruction.
Fire department, medical personnel and police personnel will help to “rescue” the participants using the jaws-of-life. A flight for life helicopter will also land at the scene and transport one of the “victims” to the hospital.
On Friday, an assembly will be held at 8 a.m. in the school gym to support the message to teenagers that drinking and driving costs lives.
“Every 15 Minutes” visits several CCSD high schools in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Boulder City each year.