Students Get Lesson in Solving Bullying Crime

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A crime was committed at a local middle school, but instead of calling the police to investigate -- students were called in to solve the case.

Students at Chesapeake Middle School in Chesapeake, Ohio are learning a lesson in deductive reasoning by solving a crime caused by bullying, according to Gifted Intervention Specialist, Terry Montgomery who organized the event.

First, a skit was performed for students, and then students went through different sessions where they learned clues as to what actually happened. Hands on experiments were done in areas like blood splatter patterns, fingerprinting and facial reconstruction.

Nadine Borobicka is with Marshall University's Forensic Science Program and says this provided students with a real life experience in how science works.

"It gives them a better view of forensic science than something like CSI, you know on TV they see its all glamorized. Here they actually get to see the science behind the glamor and fancy stuff on TV so they can actually see how it works and how the scientist actually solves crimes," Borobicka said.

The investigation will last all day with 10 sessions before students will have to solve the crime at the end if the day.

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