However, on Friday morning, 150 local high school student spent hours competing in something you don’t see every day: crime scene investigations.
Friday marked the sixth year of the Northeast Tennessee Crime Scene Investigation Competition. This year, it was held at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
In a matter of a few hours, students divide up and must demonstrate their proficiency in various elements of crime scene investigation and forensics such as blood-splatter analysis, crime-scene sketching and ballistics among many, many others.
Every separate aspect has a different scenario, such as a carjacking or a drug deal that went wrong.
The competition was started by Ryan Presnell, criminal justice teacher at Elizabethton High School and the school’s CSI team’s coach.
“Really, the purpose is to allow kids to put the skills to use and teach as close to a real-world environment as possible,” Presnell said. “A lot of the kids will
LA JUNTA, Colo. (KKTV) – A confessed killer is now on a local school board in Colorado.
Thomas Seaba served prison time for second-degree murder. The superintendent for the school district says he was one of the top two voted on in the recent election for the East Otero School District Board of Education. Seaba was released from prison in 2010.
“It was obvious[ly] a set of horrific mistakes compounding on one another, which led to me serving time in prison,” Seaba told 11 News.
Seaba spent 16 years in a North Carolina prison for murdering a fellow Marine. He told 11 News reporter Adam Uhernik he was initially arrested for first-degree murder but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder.
The detective on the case still remembers what happened back in 1997. Col. Worrell, who was a crime scene investigator 20 years ago,
TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities suspect an autopsy will reveal blunt force trauma caused the “obvious injuries” that left a 48-year-old man dead in his mobile home at King’s Court.
Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger said a 23-year-old Traverse City man soon will be arraigned on an open murder charge after deputies suspected he killed his neighbor on David Place. Alger said the two men were in the same home between 3:30 and 6:30 a.m. — a short time before the 48-year-old was found dead.
“The officers noticed there were obvious injuries but not the type or extent,” Alger said previously.
Two homes were under the “protection” of deputies as the investigation continued Thursday morning. Alger said the man’s body is en route to Kalamazoo for an autopsy which should reveal more details. Authorities hope a search will uncover additional evidence — including a murder weapon — when the results arrive.
SWARTHMORE When the 63rd annual Hero Thrill Show kicks off at noon on Saturday, Sept. 23 outside of the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., in South Philadelphia, a special little 3-year-old honorary Philadelphia police officer will be a part of the action. Ryder Simms of the Swarthmorewood section of Ridley Township was sworn in as an honorary Philadelphia police officer by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross in August. The son of Jason and Alana Simms, the tiny tyke in uniform has been garnering lots of attention these last few weeks as word of the “miniature man in blue” has spread.
Mother Alana said her son’s fascination with all-things police related began about the age of 1 when he began taking an unexpected interest in toy police vehicles.
“None of us pushed him to like police-themed toys,” Alana explained. “He just seemed to skip over the baby toys and gravitate
Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley police officers will be out in force in their respective cities Tuesday evening, but it won’t be for crimefighting in the traditional sense.
Each department will join National Night Out festivities with events to educate the public about crime prevention and provide a behind-the-scenes look at how police departments operate.
National Night Out is observed annually around the country to help police build positive relationships with residents.
Newport Beach police will hold a safety fair with free food, displays from the crime scene investigation, SWAT, K-9, animal control, horseback and community emergency response units, among others. There also will be games, face painting and a bounce house. The fair will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, 1990 Ford Road.
Costa Mesa police will present a National Night Out fair from 5 to 8 p.m. in the parking