During a safety awareness exercise for junior and senior students at Northview High School Monday, student Katie Rogers (top) portrayed the part of a fatality victim of the two vehicle mock accident in the parking lot. The goal of the program, which takes place every two years at the school, is to show students what the potential consequences of destructive decisions like driving while intoxicated could be. "If this reaches one person, makes them think about what they are doing and or changes the way they do things not only for prom activities this weekend, but every day," Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger told the crowd after the mock accident, "then that makes all this work worth it."
Emergency response personnel (above) work to remove the top of a vehicle to get to injured students inside during Monday's mock accident. Members of Northview High School Advance Health Class and two members of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) were the victims, while members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Dick Johnson, Jackson and Posey Township volunteer fire departments, Clay County Search and Rescue, Clay County Prosecutor's Office, TransCare, LifeLine and AirEvac. Mark Adamson, of Aerial Arts, provided special effects and Poor Boys Towing Service provided the vehicles. Local clergy and other counselors were on hand for students if they needed to talk.