School lies to students about dead classmates, parents outraged
A Wisconsin school is under fire after it announced the death of four of its students as part of a driver's ed "lesson" on the importance of driving safely.
Students at Brodhead High School were told that four of their classmates had been killed in an accident, and then a few minutes later, they were told that the announcement was simply part of a safe driving drill and that no one had died.
Even so, students were understandably upset.
"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," recalled student Madison Trombley.
Sam Bolen, another student at the school, told WMTV, "It wasn't really effective. 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."
The principal at Brodhead High School has since said that the announcement was part of an exercise put on by the student council, and the superintendent has said that the whole thing served as a real-life example of the tragic consequences of not driving safely.