Mt. Hope student ‘dies’ in mock crash

Crash staged as upperclassmen prepare for junior and senior proms

By Ted Hayes
Posted 4/26/18

Mt. Hope High School student Liam Bullard only had about 10 minutes to live when when his cell phone buzzed in class Thursday afternoon.

He checked his phone on the sly, raised his hand and asked …

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