Phil Chalmers didn’t sugar coat the real life issues kids face everyday for the students at Harrison Central, showing graphic details of crime scenes and the effects of drugs and alcohol.
“We’re hoping that the kids will open their eyes and see the realities of what bad choices can lead to,” he said.
Not only is Chalmers the star of the television show Teen Killers, he has also interviewed more than 200 teen killers and school shooters, along with numerous serial killers, mass murderers, and sexual predators.
Chalmers said the goal was to expose the truth behind the lies kids are told everyday whether it be through television, movies, music or video games and that the decisions people make can lead to devastating consequences.
“By doing drugs that he’s talked about, by doing some different things and making bad choices in your life, the two choices that are there are either penetenipenitentiaryg dead,” said Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers.
Chris Anderson, star of the show First 48 Hours has worked on more than 200 homicides and has seen his fair share of how bad decisions in life can lead to either life behind bars or even death.
“You have to think, we want these kids to think about the decisions that they’re making,” he said. “Think about what’s going to happen in the future, think about the future.”
Chalmers said he really wanted to hit home how serious bullying is. It’s the number one cause of school tragedies and can happen anywhere at any time.