V.I.S.D. students participate in Shattered Dreams

The Shattered Dreams program shows students the dangers of drinking and driving
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Pictured are Kenna Migl and Caden Allen

VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria East High School students participate in Shattered Dreams to raise awareness on drinking and driving.

On Thursday and Friday, (VEHS) students will participate in Shattered Dreams. Victoria I.S.D. participates in this program every year alternating between Victoria East and Victoria West High Schools.

Shattered Dreams, a nationally recognized educational experience, shows juniors and seniors the dangers related to drinking and driving. High schools, nationwide, participate in Shattered Dreams.

Here is how the program works:

Throughout the day, the Grim Reaper will enter a classroom every 15 minutes. It will select a student or teacher victim, known as the “living dead.” The 15-minute intervals represent how often someone was killed in an alcohol-related accident.

After the students are pulled from class, a police officer will read each student’s obituary written by their parents.

A staged crash with full emergency response from the Victoria Police Department and Victoria Fire Department will occur during the day on Thursday. Juniors and seniors will watch as emergency personnel respond to the scene.

Officials will then transport the “victims” by ambulance and PHI Air Medical to local hospitals. Meanwhile, officials will transport the “deceased” to Rosewood Funeral Home.

On Friday, a “memorial service” will take place with speakers from VPD and the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office.

The Victoria I.S.D. provided the above information and photos.