Grammar pupils in CSI investigation

DUNDALK Grammar School first and second year pupils took part in a CSI Forensic Investigation day Monday, February 21.

DUNDALK Grammar School first and second year pupils took part in a CSI Forensic Investigation day Monday, February 21.

The students were assembled into groups and addressed by Mr James Finger, an Australian Forensic Scientist.

James began the day by explaining to the process of forensic investigation to the students.

He then “introduced” them to Sally, a fictional 17 year-old schoolgirl who was brutally murdered in a male changing room.

The young detectives were then given worksheets, some clues and then began their investigation.

After about an hour, they had gathered all of their clues and began to put the pieces together to reconstruct what had happened.

Sally had secretly arranged to see a university student she had met a few weeks before at a party.

After having her drink spiked, she was soon unconscious, sexually abused and killed.

“The sudents felt that it was a very educational and intriging day all around during which they learnt a lot and had great fun. Many thanks to Ms Verdes for organising that event,” said a spokesperson from Dundalk Grammar School.