For immediate release: April 16, 2012
Las Cruces High Hosts “Every
15 Minutes” April 19-20
LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces High School will host the “Every 15 Minutes” program about the
dangers of drinking and driving Thursday-Friday, April 19-20, 2012 at the school, said Assistant
Principal Anthony Chavez.
“The program simulates the loss of human life which takes place (approximately) every
15 minutes in the United States as a result of an alcohol-related car crash,” said Chavez.
Specific events that are part of the two-day program will include:
• A simulated car crash on El Paseo Road in front of the school at 10:30 a.m. on
Thursday, April 19; and
• A simulated memorial service for the more than 40 students who “died” the previous
day as part of the program. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 20
in the LCHS gymnasium, said Chavez. On Thursday, April 19, program participants will visit
LCHS classrooms every 15 minutes to remove a student, simulating the loss of life that takes
place as a result of drinking and driving.
Event sponsors include Teen Court of Las Cruces, local law enforcement agencies, Getz
Funeral Home and the Weed and Seed program, said Chavez.
For more information, call the school at 575.527.9400.