Drunk driving is the number one youth drug problem as well as the number one killer of teens, and district safety personnel in the area want to show students firsthand the seriousness of this problem, so a group of Mosley High Schoolers has been working diligently to bring a video home to students.
Fortunately the events shown in the clip aren't real, but they could be, and Mosley High School's student government association is trying to get the message across.
Mosley High School has had many car accidents, many deaths in the past 10 years. How much do you want this video to hit home to students to be aware of drunk driving to save more students in the future?
Kelly Knox, SGA president, says, "I think because of all the accidents we've had, it will really hit home and will be an intense time, and it has the potential to save a lot of lives, even if it saves one life, it's worth all the hard work and effort we've put into it."
Kelly Knox and Johnathan Warren are creating a video of two high school friends. One goes bowling on a Friday night, the other to a big party.
They meet up later on in the plot when their cars collide. This video is meant to show students the dangers of drunk driving and the harsh punishments that follow. For some, the production part was more reality than expected.
Johnathan Warren, who worked on the video production, says, "It sends chills through my spine. I feel so not depressed, but I feel bad. It's so real looking, it's hard. I've had to walk away and go up to the office and just sit there to get away from the actual video of it."
Although the production will wrap up in the next month or so, students say they hope the message lives on forever. Mosley students will present the video to the school board meeting on the third Wednesday of March.