Shattered Dreams at CHS
Shattered Dreams is a project headed by Coppell High School staff and students and supported by the City of Coppell, including Coppell Police and Fire Departments, the Assistance League of Coppell, and the CHS PTSO. The program, conducted every two years, will be held Thursday, April 9 at CHS.
Shattered Dreams includes a mock drunk driving accident in the campus parking lot, involving police, fire, paramedics, helicopter rescue, and coroner's office/funeral home personnel.
In 15 minute intervals, pre-selected students are pulled from their classes by the “Grim Reaper” and pronounced dead by a uniformed officer. A mock obituary, written by the student's parents, is read and hung in the main hallway. These students, the victims, are then taken from class, made-up with white faces and dressed in black t-shirts to symbolize death. Students return to class to continue the school day, unable to interact with other students.
The program, developed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, focuses on high school juniors and seniors, educating them about the consequences of drinking and driving and challenging them to make wise decisions.