Forensics gets students interested in science
Det. Bryce Colvin of the Poplar Bluff Police Department served as a guest speaker for the new popular Forensic Science elective at Senior High on Friday, Sept. 12, demonstrating fingerprint analysis.Earlier this month Colvin became a certified crime scene investigator from the International Association for Identification. Colvin has served as a criminal investigator in Afghanistan for the United States Army Reserve. He has been a detective for four years in his tenure with the police department and a cop for 10 years prior.
“I used to have a poster that said, ‘Science is a verb,’ and I want students to see that it holds true,” said instructor Kathy Miller, explaining why she had a desire to start a Forensic Science course with co-teacher Gretchen Pendley at Poplar Bluff High School.
On Monday, Sept. 22, the class will host Bridget Jackson of Cape Girardeau, who will bring in her search and rescue cadaver dog, Addie.