It was a somber scene this morning at Lewis & Clark High School as students, staff and parents participated in a mock crash. The mock crash is designed to create a realistic enactment of the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Many high schools in the area stage a mock crash for junior and senior students every other year prior to prom. LC, however, has not had one since 1995. DECA teacher, Chantel Czarapata, wants this years crash to become a regular part of life as a tiger.
Czarapata was inspired to bring back the mock crash after one of her students, Jacoby Bryant, was killed in 2010. The crash was occurred near 54th and Hatch on Spokane's South Hill and was alcohol related. School counselor, Bob Adams, says that every year LC hears of at least five students, either current or recent graduates, that have been involved in accidents while under the influence.