ADAMS TWP — Commuters who pass the Mars High School on Friday need not fear. The very realistic emergency scene occurring there is only a drill.
The school will hold a mock accident assembly for juniors and senior between 9:10 and 9:50 a.m. on Friday, complete with fire trucks, the county coroner, police vehicles, ambulances and even LifeFlight medical helicopter.
The district holds the mock accident every few years to demonstrate to students the serious consequences of drinking and driving.
Students serve as blood-covered “victims” of a traffic crash that resulted from impaired driving as well as grieving friends and family of the victim.
The event is part of Mars High School’s Prom Promise campaign and is sponsored by the school’s REACH (Responsible, Educated Adolescents Can Help) program.
First responders participating in the mock accident are Adams Area Fire District, Adams Township Police Department, Butler County Coroner, Butler County 911, Callery Volunteer Fire Department, Quality Emergence Medical Services and LifeFlight medical helicopter.
The district is also asking student drivers who normally park in spaces 233 to 349 to park in the Mars Middle School parking lot across Route 228. The parking restrictions will take place from 7:10 to 7:30 a.m. and from 2:37 to 2:45 p.m.
Students are encouraged to ride their regularly scheduled bus to and from school Friday.
More information is available by calling the high school at 724-625-1518.