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The scene looked realistic with one car flipped over and the student actors wearing a lot of makeup to show their injuries.
An injured student was "transported" by one of the fire & rescue squads on scene as part of the exercise.
LifeNet Air Medical Services landed near the School as part of the morning's events. An injured student was loaded into the helicopter.
An injured student was loaded into the LifeNet Air Medical Services helicopter by a team of first responders.
The second part of the exercise took place in the School's gym where a "morgue," a "waiting room," an "emergency room" and a "courtroom" were set up. Here a team of nurses works on one of the individuals wounded in the accident.
The drunk driver is arrested after the Harrison County Sheriff's Office has gathered the evidence.
In the "courtroom," the drunk driver (far right) listens to testimony during the trial. The Harrison County Attorney's Office prosecuted the young lady. It ended with her being sentenced to decades in jail.
MONDAMIN — A lot can happen in just a few seconds.
That is especially true if a person is driving distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Today, March 30, a mass casualty exercise was held at the West Harrison School where students, faculty, parents and members of the public in attendance saw the negative outcomes that could occur while driving under any one of these types of conditions.
Several West Harrison students were actors in the exercise, which particularly dealt with drunk driving.
Many organizations were involved in the exercise, too, such as several fire & rescue departments, the Iowa State Patrol and Harrison County Sheriff's Office, to name a few.
See more photos and a full story on the exercise in the April 7 issue of your hometown newspaper, The Twiner-Herald!