"Ghost out" held at local high school


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - It was a somber reminder of the consequences of drinking and driving.

Thursday, a group of Graves County High School students took part in what's called a "ghost out."

The group of teens were taken out of class, and later in the day were shown as "victims" of drunk driving crashes.

A grim reaper extinguinshed their candle representing their life, and then they were laid to rest.

The teens wrote their own obitutaries which were read to the students.  Sheriff's deputies say, while it's a harsh look, it's important to get the message across.

"When a teenager or student drinks, gets behind the wheel, it doesn't matter if that to go a mile down the road or if they're traveling an hour or two. there's still a possibility that could happen," Jeremy Prince with the Graves County Sheriff's Department said.

The parents of all the teens involved were notified and gave permission before the day's event.