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Photos: Every 15-Minutes Crash Scene at Antioch High School

by ECT

On April 24, Antioch High School held their Every 15 Minutes program which mimics the effects of driving under the influence and how it effects those around them.

The photos are from the mock car accident which is part of the two-day program where students will see firsthand how emergency crews respond to a vehicle accident—in this case a DUI crash that kills a student.

According to the Every 15-Minutes website, the “Grim Reaper” calls students who have been selected from a cross-section of the entire student body out of class. One student is removed from class every 15 minutes. A police officer will immediately enter the classroom to read an obituary which has been written by the “dead” student’s parent(s) – explaining the circumstances of their classmate’s demise and the contributions the student has made to the school and the community. A few minutes later, the student will return to class as the “living dead,” complete with white face make-up, a coroner’s tag, and a black Every 15 Minutes T-shirt.

The students will be taken through an audio – visualization of their own death. Then each student will write a letter to his or her parents. Parents are also asked to write similar letters.

Here are some photographs from the crash scene simulation.


Photos provided by a reader of ECT.

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Maria Marquez Apr 26, 2014 - 8:24 am

Thank you, to everyone invovled for putting such a strong message out there for our children to make better decisions. Think about the consequences before you do something because it’s every parent worse nightmare to lose thier child…

Jen Apr 27, 2014 - 12:15 pm

This is sending such a strong message out to teenagers everywhere. My son, who is a sophomore at Antioch high school, wishes he could have attended but only juniors and seniors could go. My son has been driving for a while now so I think it would be beneficial for all of the classes to attend. Some of these kids not only drive but also can get into a car with someone who is intoxicated in someway. They need to know that they are not invisible and this can happen to anyone.

Chuck Apr 27, 2014 - 4:34 pm

You can watch these videos at several locations if you search. Even the local cable channel sometimes airs them.

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