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Macarthur presents shattered dreams program

DATE: Feb. 28
TIME: 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
LOCATION: macarthur hs, 2923 MacArthur view

The leading cause of death and serious injury to teenagers, ages 15 to 19, are traffic crashes, resulting from teens abusing alcohol and drugs while behind the wheel of a car. In order to bring this tragic reality to the forefront of student awareness, the renowned Shattered Dreams program is coming to MacArthur High School.

Scheduled for February 28, 2013, from 10:15 a.m. until noon, San Antonio Police, fire and EMS responders, and AirLIFE will converge on the MacArthur campus. A vehicular crash scene will be played out before the student body. At the crash scene, a student representing the drunk driver, is arrested and booked by SAPD, injured students are evacuated by ambulance and Air life, and the respective dead student is carried away in a hearse.

Throughout the day, other elements of the event unfold, including a San Antonio police officer and school counselor pulling out select students deemed killed, a result of a DWI incident. These students are taken out of class, made up in white faces, dressed in black shirts to symbolize death, and returned to their classroom. The following day involves a Memorial Service where an assembly is held featuring those students who played a role in the drama, including the crash victims, the drunk driver, their parents, and participating law enforcement and medical personnel.

Assemblies discussing the Shattered Dreams program with students will take place on
March 1.

For more information, contact Dr. rolla bradley at (210) 356-7600 or steven davidson at (210) 639-3621

Posted on Feb. 22, 2013