South students travel to Edmond

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Camie Shivers, 10, dusts for latent fingerprints during the field trip on Feb. 22. She dusted to be able to see her fingerprints left on a tile. Photo by L. Chavez.

BY KILEY ANGLE & LAURYN CHAVEZ

South’s Law and Public Safety and Security (LPSS) and Forensics science classes traveled to Edmond, Oklahoma to gain further knowledge about forensic science.

“My favorite part was probably getting access to the crime lab at the university, being able to tour the facility and seeing how they actually analyze the evidence,” Nate Hendricks, 12, said.

The classes focused on different aspects of crime investigation while seeing how they perform different tasks.

“During our visit we weren’t able to do many different hands on activities or be close up to the equipment because they were working on current crime investigation,” Megan Krahl, 12, said.

Students were able to experience the different aspects of submitting crime scene evidence and to watch parts of the process.

“We got to see them actually process the evidence and see how they do it,” Katie Nitcher, 10, said. “It’s cool to see all the different equipment used.”

The students also were able to participate in activities such as dusting for latent fingerprints.

“We did a finger printing lab using a feather-duster, it was really cool to be able to see my fingerprints because usually you aren’t able to,” Allie Zwetzig, 10, said.

Camie Shivers, 10, dusts for latent fingerprints during the field trip on Feb. 22. She dusted to be able to see her fingerprints left on a tile. Photo by L. Chavez.

Camie Shivers, 10, dusts for latent fingerprints during the field trip on Feb. 22. She dusted to be able to see her fingerprints left on a tile. Photo by L. Chavez