• On May 18, the Friday before the Frankfort-Schuyler prom, a group of students organized a mock motor vehicle accident (MVA) at the school to help show their classmates the dangers and consequences of driving while drunk, distracted or impaired.


    Town of Frankfort Police, Village of Frankfort Police, Village of Ilion Police Frankfort Fire Department, Schuyler Volunteer Fire Company, Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps (MOVAC), Mercy Flight Central, Herkimer County Probation Office and Iocovozzi Funeral Homes participated in the mock accident for 9-12 graders at Frankfort-Schuyler High School.


    Frankfort-Schuyler students portrayed victims of the accident and narrated the scene. One student was transported from the scene in a medical helicopter, others were taken away in an ambulance and two were even was put in a hearse to show he had been killed in the crash.


    The mock MVA also served as a practice exercise in coordinating emergency responses and services between the many agencies involved.


    Students who helped organize and participated in the mock MVA were:


    Caitlin Adams
    Matt Barton
    Samara Brown
    Peter Carlesimo
    Karissa Cuda
    Francesca Donatello
    Samantha Feduccia
    Sierra Gonzalez
    Josh Graziadei
    Jennah Nitti
    Vinnie Palmisano
    Antonio Papa
    Izzy Purpura
    Kylie Rosati
    Erica Scholl
    Camryn Spina