Perry County Community Task Force presents Drug Education for Youth Conference

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – Located in front of the Perry Park Center in Perryville, the Perry County Community Task Force presented the Drug Education for Youth Conference.

The conference is held yearly for all high school juniors and seniors from Perryville High School District #32, St. Vincent De Paul and Saxony Lutheran High School. It helps students make healthy, safe decisions for themselves and others when it comes to getting behind the wheel.

The conference started with teaching about drunk driving in 1998, but has expanded to distracted driving.

Along with a reenactment, speakers, videos, and a docudrama are presented to the students.

“Unfortunately this scene is real, we see this quite frequently, not so much the teenage years, but we do see this quite frequently in our field,” said Jenni France, Perry County Ambulance Director and paramedic.

The Perryville Fire Department, Perryville Police Department, Perry County Ambulance, Air-Evac, The Ives Towing Company, and the Perry County coroner all help with the reenactment for this simulation with the important message to be safe when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.

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