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Pampa High School Students face the "Grim Reaper"

Students in Pmpa are spending the night away from friends and family .

It's part of the "Shattered Dreams" program at Pampa High School, put on to teach students the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and driving.

Students were claimed by the grim reaper and removed from class in 15 minute intervals today and will spend the night at a retreat learning about teens and alcohol.

Parents, teachers, and students looked on as rescue officials acted out a mock car accident with a car full of drunk teens.

School and city officials hope the images of their injured friends and peers will stick with them during prom and graduation parties.

"There's no way that a kid cannot be touched by this," said Suzanne Pingel, Pampa High School Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator.  "In one way or another, they are going to be touched. It's a very strong impact on these kids so they will be touched by this, I have no doubt."

Students will return to their regular schedules tomorrow after a program at school by DPS and TABC.

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