LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A simulated deadly accident is leaving a lasting impression on Jefferson County Public Schools students.
The Human Services Program at Fairdale High School, 1001 Fairdale Rd., put students at the scene of a mock crash giving them the chance to respond with the skills they've learned throughout the school year.
The mock scene felt, looked and sounded real. There was a reenactment of a drunk driver that had crashed into a school bus, with more than 30 students aboard. Some students were dead upon arrival, others were alive, but that was left for the student responders to decide.
An EMS chopper landed on the school's football field. McMahan Fire Department and Fairdale Fire Department rushed to the scene. Some students were trapped inside a car, even more were trapped on the school bus. Some students were in complete shock.
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"This isn't planned and this isn't scripted," McMahan Fire Sgt. Jordan Yuodis said. "This is as real as it gets."
The crash quickly escalated when responders realized the driver of the car at fault, was drunk. LMPD Cadets dealt with the DUI case and uncontrollable behavior from some. After further assessment, they handcuffed three different people.
"I heard one student say (and he summed it up perfectly) that this is chaos," Yuodis said. "I said, this is normal."