RHS Stages Mock Mass Casualty Event

  • Published April 19, 2021

    Ravenwood High students are gaining real-world experience by responding to a mock mass casualty event April 16.

    With the help of the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency and the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, the RHS College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) department organized a simulated crash involving a pickup truck and a school bus. Students in criminal justice, nursing, emergency medical services and media classes were all on the scene to respond to the staged incident.

    "The purpose of the event was to provide a real-life experience to students," said RHS CCTE teacher Chelsea Kite. "Selected students role-played during the event, and they did a great job."

    Criminal justice students collected evidence from the scene and arrested the driver of the truck, while students in nursing and emergency medical services classes assessed and treated those who were injured. Crews from the media department created a breaking news story that aired later that day. That video can be viewed below.

    "This event is exactly what CCTE is and should be," said WCS CCTE Director Jeremy Qualls. "It should be real-world, collaborative experiences. What happened today is something those students will never forget."