Central Junior High School ninth-graders Brianne Myers, back left, James Dooley, Anne Reed-Weston and Akira Cowden document the mock murder scene as Helen Hawkins plays dead during a crime scene investigation workshop in the school auditorium. As a class exercise, students in Julie Battaglia’s advanced biology class on Thursday gathered fingerprints and hair samples, matched handwriting and collected evidence from several crime scene setups in an effort to identify a suspect.
Evan Weisgrau, a mock victim, is fingerprinted as he lies among bits of evidence. See video from the event at LJWorld.com.
Police tape surrounds one of the crime scenes.
Central Junior High ninth-grader Anne Reed-Weston examines an empty Diet Coke can before dusting it for prints.