Some Oceanside teens have created a Public Service Announcement (PSA) they're hoping will keep other teens from falling victim to drugs and violence.
The group ranges in age from 12 to 17 years old and they already understand the harsh realities of life.
"Anything can happen at any time. Just because you’re with one of your friends it doesn't mean you’re going to be safe all the time,” said one of the teens.
It's a lesson they're now trying to teach others.
They created a Public Service Announcement and entered it in an anti-marijuana contest held by the North Coastal Prevention Coalition. The person who gave them the idea is one of the survivors of last month's deadly shooting at Libby Lake Park.
He was shot six times.
Twice in the head.
"Sometimes you don't realize how important life is, how good it is to live," says the narration -- a part of the PSA that loosely recreates what happened that night.
The teens won the contest and a $1,000 reward. They’re using the money to take a trip to Knott's Berry Farm and are also having a rummage sale this weekend to raise money for the surviving victims.