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Jenks students learn "It's Your Choice"

Posted at 9:20 AM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 07:22:26-04

JENKS, Okla. — Emergency officials are gathering at Jenks High School to show seniors "It's Your Choice" ahead of prom and spring break.

The annual event shows students the dangers associated with driving while drugged or drunk.

Two wrecked cars are in the parking lot, along with firefighters, police, paramedics, a life flight helicopter and a funeral hearse and casket.

The Jenks Fire Department is set to demonstrate using the jaws of life to remove someone from a crashed vehicle.

"The reason we do this is we want kids to know how valuable they are to us and we want that to be the positive outcome of this event," Paula Lau, the student assistance program coordinator, said.

Jenks Police will have Drunk Goggles so students can see how much alcohol and drugs affect their coordination.

"They couldn’t do it at all, so if you can’t simply walk down a line, how do you drive?" senior Ian Corwin said.

A representative from Drop It and Drive will also be on hand to talk to students about the dangers of texting and driving.

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