With cars backed up for miles, Pinnacle High School students stared in shock as paramedics urgently dragged seniors Liam Castle and Michael Headley and junior Annalise Hunt out from under a flipped over car on March 18. Two helicopters touched down outside the parking lot, loading the teenagers into the aircraft and soaring off. Set up by Student Government, students watched this mock crash as a reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving.
Crowded around the gates surrounding the crash, students fervently snapped pictures, immediately posting them to their snapchats. Tweets bashing the display contrasted with those of students who stood up for the campaign, as they realized the peril of drunk driving. The action on social media at 7:30 in the morning surpassed an entire day’s worth, as students from all surrounding high schools heard all sides of the situation going on.
In addition to the crash, juniors and seniors attended an informative assembly, highlighting the consequences of others selfish actions. Members of our community volunteered time to share their stories, driving their serious point across.
Natalie Orr | Editor-In-Chief