Pharr high school students attend underage drinking and driving demonstration

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Students at Buell Central High School in Pharr are taking a hard look at the effects of underage drinking.

Friday morning, students took part in a staged drinking and driving scene complete with a crashed car and students acting as victims.

BCHS Principal Mario Bracamontes says his students thought that this visual display was the best way to serve as a wake-up call to alert their peers about how serious drinking can be.

“Our school does a lot of project-based learning, so instead of just researching it and theories about what can prevent DWIs, we also do an application which— we created ourselves —and that’s a lot more touching,” said Bracamontes. “It’s a lot more real-world experience.”

Both Pharr police and fire departments assisted in Friday’s demonstration and staged an arrest and even a mock use of the “Jaws of Life.”

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