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The Grim Reaper

Today was Grim Reaper Day at Staples.

To raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving, the Teen Awareness Group (TAG) plastered the halls and lockers with informational signs and graphic posters.

Every 30 minutes, EMTs pulled a volunteer student out of class, painted his or her face white — and sent the teenager back, a chilling reminder of how often an American loses his life in an alcohol-related crash.

A sobering assembly — featuring a 25-year-old Fairfield woman whose life was shattered when her parents and grandparents were killed by a drunk driver — reinforced the important message.

Now we just need TAG to repeat the day — for adults.