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Wisconsin school teaches about car accidents in very shocking way

Many schools in Wisconsin have programs designed to teach students about safe driving. One school pulled a stunt regarding car accidents recently that has left many parents and students shocked and upset. Others say those who are upset should instead be grateful their children are alive and well.

The situation unfolded when an announcement came over classroom loudspeakers, stating that four students had been killed in a car accident. The announcement offered information in great detail, including that the accident had occurred because a driver had been texting behind the wheel. Explicit details were given regarding one student being rushed to the hospital after the crash.

The school is located in a small town where everyone knows everyone else. Upon hearing that four youth had been killed, many students began to cry. They were shocked to learn, some time later, that the whole announcement had been fake; no one was dead because the accident had never occurred. It was a new type of drill school officials had employed to teach students the dangers of distracted driving. Many angry parents called the school and posted online to say a line of decency had been crossed and the school had no right to scare and upset their children.

Whether the Wisconsin school will continue to perform "surprise" drills to teach kids the dangers of distracted driving remains to be seen. Car accidents are obviously no joking matter, especially for those who have actually lost loved ones due to other motorists' negligence. Thankfully, there is a network of support on hand to help any family struck by such tragedy, beginning with a personal injury attorney, who can guide them through the process of filing a wrongful death claim in court.

Source:, "Wisconsin students told classmates died in crash, but it was a 'drill'", Nov. 2, 2016

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