School falsely Informs Students of Classmates’ Deaths to teach a Lesson


Zack Roy

Last Wednesday, after the Pledge of Allegiance, students at Brodhead High School in Brodhead, Wisconsin received news that four of their classmates were killed in a car crash involving texting and driving. The startling news initiated quite a huge stir, with many students crying over the event.

However, about 10 minutes after the announcement was made, the person who said it happened actually announced that it was a safety drill about why you shouldn’t text and drive. This received heavy backlash and many students and parents felt that it was an inappropriate way to distribute the awareness. The school, while acknowledging “problems with the activity due to communication issues”, still publicly apologized and promised to handle it better in the future.