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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
To the editor; On behalf of the entire community at Lynnfield High School we would like to thank the Lynnfield Police and Fire Departments, as well as members of our own drama club, for a tremendous job staging a mock crash at the high school last Friday. The care and realism with which the drill was enacted helped send a strong message to our students about the consequences of careless or impaired driving. We are fortunate in Lynnfield to have public safety officials willing to go the extra mile to help our students be safe. Thanks also to the Conway Brodeur Funeral Home whose presence gave an even greater degree of realism. Thomas Jefferson, Superintendent of Schools Robert Cleary, Principal Lynnfield High School Kevin Cyr, Assistant …
Students, police and fire personnel teamed up to create a convincing reminder that drunk driving can have disastrous consequences.
Editor's Note: The photos that accompany this story show a mock fatal crash scene, complete with generous amounts of fake blood, a corpse or two, smashed up cars and real police, fire and funeral personnel, resulting in images that some might find disturbing. Lynnfield Police and Fire personnel teamed up with the school district and LHS drama club members on Friday morning to deliver a stark lesson about the consequences of drunk driving. With prom season right around the corner, the high school staged its first mock crash in recent memory, and all parties involved worked hard to make sure it was a convincing effort that got its point across. Starting with two ruined vehicles, one of them a pickup truck donated by Firefighter Andrew …