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McLean County HS students discuss risky behavior, consequences

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A nationally-recognized program makes its way to McLean County High School to teach students about drug and alcohol use.

That program's called "Ghost Out," and it's designed to target high schoolers and some of the tough situations that they face.

Later this morning, a mock crash will happen in front of all students and staff at the high school.

Police, firefighters, and first responders will recreate a scene involving a drunk driver.

The student who's chosen for that role will be arrested and charged with murder.

Medics will land a helicopter and take 15 students to tour Owensboro Health.

Later this afternoon, students will get to see their classmate handcuffed and in prison attire as he or she appears before a judge in McLean County Circuit Court.

According to organizers, 15 people are killed in alcohol or drug-releated crashes during a typical school day.

Inmates from local detention centers have also been meeting with students this week to talk about poor decisions.

The goal of today's activities is to show students the serious consequences that can happen if they make risky decisions.

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