Clara Buchner gets an eagle-eye view of her testing sample. She and her fellow junior detectives offered smart, incisive theories at Crime Lab class. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Young super sleuths learn basics of solving crimes
By Sarah Smith / Enterprise
Four grade school gumshoes set off in earnest Monday to solve a heinous imaginary crime – theft of a valuable cold cure from the Menahga School.
In a Community Education class that could have been called CSI: Park Rapids, the intrepid grade-schoolers engaged in crime scene analysis and learned weighty topics such as evidence contamination, chromatography and, for starters, what a crime was.
A non-violent crime.