Yellow caution tape was strewn about a classroom at Douglas High School last Thursday for a mock crime scene investigation Kim Tretton’s forensics class was working on. The classroom was the scene of a student on student shooting due to leaked photos circulating the school.
Tretton teams up with the Douglas County Sheriff’s office Investigations Division to put on the mock crime scene every year. This year, Sgt. Ron Elges, an investigator with Douglas County was helping the students with the crime scene. He acted as the head supervisor, walking the students through the scene and giving them the basic idea of what may have happened.
“Its amazing how much they know,” Elges said. “They know the basics and how to process a scene.”
The class split up into two teams that investigated two different scenes. The students were given different roles, like photographer and