*This is a re-enactment. On November 16 and 17, Esperanza High School (EHS) participated in an ‘Every Fifteen Minutes’ car crash re-enactment and assembly. This program exists in high schools throughout the country to display the devastating dangers of driving under the influence and/or driving distracted (texting) to students.
In conjunction with California Highway Patrol, Anaheim Police Department, Anaheim Fire Department, Care Ambulance, and many more, a DUI/distracted driving car crash re-enactment was displayed on Kellogg Drive in front of campus for grades 10-12.
Students from different groups on campus participated in the car crash re-enactment and the roles of “the walking dead.” Every fifteen minutes throughout the school day leading up to the car crash re-enactment, the grim reaper would enter a classroom to “take” an Aztec. Each time this happened, it symbolized their “passing away” in a DUI/distracted-related incident.
On November 17, the day after the car crash, Esperanza held an assembly to “mourn” those that had passed and further discuss the potential ramifications of driving under the influence and/or distracted.