LOVELAND — An emergency response simulation by local agencies at Loveland High School will close the school's west parking lot on Thursday.

A press release from the Loveland Police Department said a simulated traffic collision involving injuries will take place around 11:45 a.m. in the parking lot.

The mock crash and ensuing response will be part of a program meant to demonstrate to high school students the impact of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The program, titled "Every 15 Minutes," will include staged emergency responses from police, fire, ambulance, tow truck and helicopter crews, the release said.

A high concentration of emergency vehicles will be in the area surrounding LHS during the emergency simulation, and LPD asks the public to not be alarmed during the drill.

"Though it will appear as if there is an emergency at the school, please be aware that this is only a mock incident designed to educate our students and that no real emergency exists," the release said.

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