"Dear Mom and Dad, every fifteen minutes someone in
the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision,
and today I died. I never had the chance to tell you......."
On April 9, 2014, the Southeast Warren Jr-Sr High school
students had the opportunity to learn a real-life lesson
without the tragedy and risk. In cooperation with local
law enforcement, fire departments and rescue teams, this
lesson was brought home to our students with a mock accident
resulting from driving under the influence.
The innovative program entitled “Every 15 Minutes”
is designed to dramatically instill the potentially dangerous
consequences of drinking alcohol, among all teenagers. “Every
15 Minutes” refers to the fact that a person is killed
in an alcohol-related traffic collision every quarter hour.
While primarily targeted toward preventing alcohol-related
traffic injuries and fatalities, the program is also designed
to challenge students to think about drinking, personal
safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions
when lives are involved.
This event was coordinated through: Lucas County Hospital,
Mercy One, Eyerly Ball, Ellis Law Office, Norwalk Police
Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, State
Medical Office, Tomin Towing, Lacona Fire & Rescue,
Milo Fire & Rescue, Judicial District 5B, Jolesch Photography,
Warren County Emergency Management, Warren County Attorney’s
Office, Pierschbaucher Funeral Home, Motor Friends Church,
and Southeast Warren School.
would like to thank all of those who chose to take part
and we would like to encourage you to have a discussion
with your child about the ramifications of under aged drinking.
The E15 Committee
15 Minutes Photo Gallery - click here. (This will open in
a new window with all Southeast Warren image galleries.
Choose the Every 15 Minutes gallery)