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Staged DUI Accident at Rowland High School Today Before Students Head Off to Prom



“Every 15 Minutes” Program Held At Rowland High School May 13 & 14 Before Their Prom


It was a secret to the students at Rowland High School – more than 1,100 juniors and seniors heard a 911 call from over their classroom speakers, then walked outside to view a fatal drunk-driving traffic accident outside their school. Just days before their Prom this weekend, students watched in real time a simulation of a fatal traffic accident that involved their fellow students who drove under the influence of alcohol and the events that follow. The scene used crushed cars from accidents and local police, fire, ambulance and air emergency units responded to the scene.

On Friday, at 11 a.m., there will be a special assembly where students will watch video of all students and agencies involved in scenario – the accident, students arrested and taken to police station, the injured taken to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Baldwin Park and interviews with students and families. Assembly ends with presentation by MADD.

Rowland Unified would like to thank the team of many local agencies, businesses and individuals came together to make this event happen, including: Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station, Santa Fe Springs Office of the California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 145 and 118, Mercy Air, State Farm Insurance, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, Casa Alvarez Restaurant, Royal Coaches Towing,  AMR Ambulance Service, Kaiser Permanente Hospital - Baldwin Park, Quality Inn & Suites - Walnut, Custer Christiansen Mortuary, Pavilion Florist, Andy Khan 7-Eleven Stores, Speed Zone, the Rowland Unified School District Board, Administration, RUSD School Police Department, Rowland School District Transportation,  Rowland High School staff and community.

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