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Hackensack High School Prom Off To Serious Start

Hackensack High School students get a lesson in drunk driving before prom.
Hackensack High School students get a lesson in drunk driving before prom. Photo Credit: Contributed
Students receive a demonstration from the Hackensack Fire Department.
Students receive a demonstration from the Hackensack Fire Department. Photo Credit: Contributed

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack officials had a serious message for students hours before senior prom.

Students gathered Thursday morning outside of the school for a demonstration by the Hackensack fire and police departments on the consequences of not driving responsibly.

The public entities staged a car crash requiring the use of heavy duty equipment to extract high school aged "victims" from the wreckage — as they do annually.

Each year this is done to present the real world risks of driving under the influence, texting while driving or not paying attention while driving, teachers said.

The presentation is meant to keep the prom participants safe from such lapses in reason, according to school officials.

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