Sherman students learn the risks of drinking and driving

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SHERMAN, TX -- Students at Sherman High School pulled up to a dramatic scene in the parking lot Thursday morning, as part of the shattered dreams program, which focuses on the risks of drinking and driving.

Sherman police and fire departments recreated an accident, and students participated as victims.

A mock funeral was also held inside the auditorium. Student organizers say, the event is chilling and makes the dangers of impaired driving seem much more personal.

Senior Taylor Hart said, "This could happen to anybody and that's what we want to get across to the student body that this can happen anywhere, anytime. It could be somebody else hitting you. If you make that wrong choice to drink and drive, then that can happen to somebody else."

Students are also being pulled out of class throughout the day, to represent a person dying every 15 minutes, from a drunk driving accident.