Americas High School students trailblazing in forensic science

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The future generation of crime scene investigators are getting a head start.

Americas High School students are trailblazing in forensic science as they learn to solve crimes by examining fingerprints, glass, blood splatters, and other evidence.

“You just learn about forensics, you learn what criminals do, what criminals leave behind the scene, how to find the tracks, (and) how to solve puzzles and crimes,” senior Emilio Dominguez tells KTSM. “It’s a very interesting class.”

Although the course focuses on science, it also teaches students valuable lessons that go far beyond the caution tape.

“It gives them the chance to learn how to work as a team, be creative, be innovative, (and) critical thinking,” forensics teacher Steve Jolley said.

Some students also add that the course has inspired them to consider a career in the field.

“At first, it was something I wanted to learn more about, but after learning different topics, it’s something that I’m really interested in,” senior Kimberly Juarez. 

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