Mock Crash: High School, Drug Awareness Group Team up in St. Michael

St. Michael-Albertville High School juniors and seniors will get a lesson in alcohol and drug awareness Tuesday afternoon with a mock crash demonstration. Residents in the area of the high school should not be alarmed to see first responders rushing to th

The is teaming up with a local drug awareness campaign to host a mock crash portrayal at the tomorrow.

Action should begin around 1 p.m., so residents in the area of the high school SHOULD NOT BE ALARMED to see ambulance units, fire trucks, Wright County Deputies and other local rescue workers on the scene.

This is only a demonstration.

The Methamphetamine Education and Drug Awareness (MEADA) Coalition of Wright County, with the cooperation of the St. Michael-Albertville MEADA group and school district will be sponsoring the mock crash to educate students about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and driving while under the influence.

The mock crash will show the scene of a car accident involving a group of high school-aged students who have been driving under the influence and texting. The group has hit another family. 

Adult and student actors will enact the scene and be assisted St. Michael fire and rescue, Albertville fire and rescue and other local emergency response personnel.

This is the third partnership between the Wright County MEADA Coalition, the STMA MEADA branch, Safe Communities of Wright County, STMA School District and the communities of St. Michael and Albertville.

After witnessing the enactment, the students will also learn about what happens behind the scenes, as they witness the booking of the intoxicated driver and hear a presentation by Karen Determan, Wright County Probation and Tom Kelly, District Attorney. 

The April 24 presentation will be open to high school juniors and seniors.

Methamphetamine Education and Drug Awareness (MEADA) Coalition of Wright County was developed in January of 2004 to bring together families, neighbors, school personnel, law enforcement, county agencies, faith communities and municipalities to educate youth, families, and citizens on the dangers of drugs.  More information on MEADA is available on their webpage, www.meada.org.

For more information on the mock crash event, please contact Jennifer Peyerl at
763-497-2192 ext. 8518. 



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