BRODHEAD, Wisconsin-  WMTV says a  high school wanted to teach students about the dangers of distracted driving, but some say their method went too far.

 During Monday’s morning announcements, students were told some of their fellow students had died in car crashes. It wasn’t true.

A second announcement came on minutes later telling them this was all part of an exercise to warn them about dangerous driving.

Some of the students didn’t see the point.

“A lot of our fellow friends and students actually started crying because they thought these people were actually dead, and so I think a lot of them actually called their parents in school, too,” Brodhead High School student Madison Trombley said.

“It wasn’t really effective,” Sam Bolen said. “They were trying to teach using scare tactics which doesn’t teach. It just makes you not trust the teachers and any of the announcements you’re going to get,” thw WMTV report said.

The superintendent and principal of the school say they only received a few complaints from parents about the drill.

School officials and student organizers say their intention wasn’t to cause stress.

See complete report here. 

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