Northgate high school students got a pretty realistic look at the consequences of drunk driving Wednesday afternoon when Bellevue police and firefighters staged a “mock crash.’ Presented in hopes of protecting students who will be attending proms and graduation parties in the coming weeks, the mock crash features a scenario in which a car of teenagers who have been drinking crosses the center line and collides with a vehicle full of their friends, killing one girl and sending two others to the hospital, one by helicopter.

Third graders at Avonworth Elementary School learned a bit about reading with something other than their eyes when Sue Etters and her guide dog, Forbes, visited the class recently to read “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” from a Braille book.