Mock Crime Scene On Campus

     There were many mock crime scenes scattered around the building. The designated crime areas were in the library, Cafeteria hallway, and Mrs.Brights room. These crime scenes all told three different stories. The crime scene in the classroom was a staged suicide, the on in the hallway was a shooting, and in the library was a stabbing.

   These crime scenes were apart of the Forensics class, Mrs.Brights students were to document their findings. In order to do so, they used specific tools such as laser pointers for measuring, cameras for looking at the crime scene in case it was cleaned, and sketched templates to draw out the room and evidence. These tools mixed with their knowledge helped them learn what happened to the supposed victims.

    Before they were documenting mock crime scenes, the students were spending a lot of time on the JonBenet Ramsey case. The case is about a missing 6-year-old girl; she hasn’t been seen or found and she’s been gone since 1996. This case helped the students learn about mistakes in a crime scene, such as not fully documenting, cleaning too early, and letting people move around the crime scene freely who aren’t cleared to do so.

“I am teaching them how to document a crime scene, soon we’ll be learning about trace evidence(hair fibers, etc.) and fingerprints,” said Bright. 

The documenting process is one of the most important parts of investigating.

“The crime scene can be cleaned up before they have all the evidence,” said Bright.

The scene is one of the many realistic scenarios that they partake in throughout the year.