"They're climbing out through the roof. They are going through the roof."
Lt. Mike Burroughs is referring to the alarming rate at which young people are dying. Through simulators and presentations, he shows these teenagers the deadly consequences of not wearing seat belts.
Educators along with city, and county officials from seven area counties gathered in Live Oak Tuesday for the Circuit Three Juvenile Justice Prevention Summit.
"It is very important for our rural areas to have a summit that will bring not only partners and prevention but children together to understand the importance of drugs, the importance of prevention."
The mission is to keep teens from using alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. Officials say they hope these measures will keep teens out of the judicial system and out of jail.