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Middle schoolers learn crime fighting techniques at camp

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Rising seventh and eighth graders are learning about Crime Scene Investigations at a week-long camp at Winston-Salem State University.

It's being offered for the first time by the North Carolina mathematics and science education network. Students are learning about fingerprinting, blood splatter trajectory, and other real world crime-fighting techniques.

"When you watch on TV, you got people saying well in CSI Miami, they solved the case in three days. Well you know, they'll learn that it's not as easy as you go in, you find the fingerprints, you put it in a database and you got the culprit. So I think it's going to open their eyes to what it takes," said Dr. Vincent Snipes, the WSSU Administrator.

Students must also help solve various cases using what they learn.

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