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‘Teen Maze’ Shows GA High School Students Consequences of Poor Decisions

October 29, 2018

FLOYD COUNTY, GA. – October 24, 2018 ( High school students from Darlington and Floyd counties in Georgia participated in a “Teen Maze” October 24 — an exercise organized by the school systems and communities to teach students the consequences of poor decisions, like distracted driving and criminal activity. Details from the exercise are reported online at*

At the beginning of the day, students gathered at a distracted driving simulation, in which a pickup slammed into the side of a car, killing one driver and injuring two others. The students witnessed the aftermath of the accident, including police response and attempts to save the life of one of the drivers.

To bring the message home, students then heard from Marshall Green, a member of Floyd County EMS who lost his two sons in a distracted driving accident. Green’s wife was driving with their two sons and became distracted by one of the boys for a few seconds, causing her to run a stop sign and collide with a tractor-trailer. Green told the students he hoped to save the lives of the some of the students by sharing his story and showing them the devastation caused by these accidents.

The rest of the day, the students were divided into groups and led through different parts of the Teen Maze. They randomly drew cards that determined their paths through the maze, with the goal end point being graduation from high school. Some of the students drew cards that said they had been arrested or had dropped out of high school. Volunteers at corresponding stations would then simulate the consequences of those events, like mug shots and parole meetings with the help of sheriff’s deputies and the Juvenile Justice Department. 

“We are forcing the kids to have uncomfortable situations,” said Christa Gilmore, youth development coordinator for the Northwest Georgia Public Health District. “They are learning the consequences in a safe environment.” 

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