A group of Rogers sixth graders took a deeper look into forensics.
One-hundred-and-fifty students in the Reach Program were part of a forensics conference where they heard from local experts, including the Rogers police and fire departments.
The kids learned about crime scene investigation, hostage negotiations and evidence handling.
“There is a a lot of misconception about what the field is and what different career opportunities that are available,” said Cindy Dunn, Reach facilitator for Lingle Middle School. “We felt like its a great area to explore. The kids are engaged [and] the teachers are engaged with it as well.”
Teachers said this lesson wasn’t only about forensics, but also to show students the importance of excelling in subjects like science, writing and critical thinking.