Students say lesson went too far

06/17/2008 | Google

Teens at a San Diego-area high school were shocked when highway patrol officers and teachers made in-class announcements that car crashes had claimed the lives of several of their classmates over the weekend. It wasn't true: The officers and educators wanted to scare students into paying attention to the consequences of drinking and driving. "You feel betrayed by your teachers and administrators, these people you trust," said 15-year-old Carolyn Magos. "But then I felt selfish for feeling that way, because, I mean, if it saves one life, it's worth it."

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