Two wrecked red cars lay on Toledo Way in front of , surrounded by emergency vehicles with sirens wailing.
A phalanx of firefighters, police officers and paramedics blocked off the cars, pulling out limp bodies from the mock crash set up earlier in the day to teach students the danger of drinking and driving.
Thousands of El Toro High students sat on the curb outside the school Monday morning in a light rain, tears welling up in many of their eyes as they watched the "Every 15 Minutes" program play out.
Student performers acted out a scenario in which a group of students get in a car crash minutes after leaving a party where they have been drinking.
Earlier in the morning, police cordoned off a portion of Toledo Way between Ridge Route Drive and El Toro Road to set up the fake wreck. The program took place in front of the school shortly after .
The Every 15 Minutes program gets its name from data gathered in the 1990s estimating that a car crash involving alcohol was taking place on average every 15 minutes.