Originally Posted by ckblv
Life is traumatizing. They are graduating, welcome to the real world.
All the people were trying to do is shock them and make them realize.
And, "if some of them got drunk and drove just because they were so angry about this." Then shame on them for cutting off their nose to spite their face. Not to mention the fact that shame on them for putting someone else's life in danger because they wanted to have a little hissy fit.
Shame on them - sure, but that's not the point.
The administration could be contributing to the tragedy they are trying to prevent. Rebellious teenagers do just that - rebel against what makes them angry. I think that the school's intentions were good, but they chose to lie and cause unnecessary pain and mistrust. You refuse to respond to the part that they lied, so I guess that's okay with you.
There is plenty of real pain in the "real world." I don't see a need to make it up.
They could have had an assembly with graphic pictures and a speaker who has lost a loved one... A parent, a boyfriend... It would have been sad and it would have been real. They did NOT have to put these kids through this.
Imagine if some of those kids recently lost a loved one and then this stunt was pulled on them? Just plain wrong.