Greenwood High School Part Of "Ghost Out"

"Actually seeing students they know come in to the gym be laid down and covered with a sheet and pronounced dead and their obituaries are read it has an astounding affect. Anything that the kids see they remember better," says School Resource Officer Richard Kirby.

A local high school hopes a dose of reality will keep students safe on the road.

Greenwood High School was part of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety's "Ghost Out". Students were randomly removed from class to represent a victim in an impaired driving accident.

All students later attended a mock funeral which authorities say is a real eye opener.

"Actually seeing students they know come in to the gym be laid down and covered with a sheet and pronounced dead and their obituaries are read it has an astounding affect. Anything that the kids see they remember better," says School Resource Officer Richard Kirby.

The Ghost Out was planned but not announced to students until the day it was held.

Authorities say examples of impaired driving accidents from that day ranged from texting while driving to alcohol related crashes.


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