Forensic Science was on the agenda for Year 7 students at Cornerstone Christian College this week.
As an extension to their learning, College staff have enlisted students to help solve a ‘crime’ that, at least in-part, is alleged to have occurred on the campus.
According to College insiders, a suspicious death has been reported, with a ‘body’ being found on the floor of the Year 7 class. However, evidence had been left at the scene which suggests that the location of the body, may not infact be where the death occurred. A sinister case of a suspicious post-death relocation!
Utilising cutting edge police technology, students are undertaking a study of Palynology – the study of pollens which is gaining momentum as a viable evidence option. The student Palynoligists extracted samples off the jeans of the deceased, which will be analysed under a microscope to determine alternative locations of death.
Students were also seen scouring the College for evidence, and collecting samples and materials from staff and equipment, that might lead to a correct location being identified as a crime scene, and more specifically, of who may have committed the crime. In true police fashion, no-one has been considered exempt from the list of suspects, with College Principal, Mr Bruce Douglas also interrogated and seen being tested for pollen samples. It is hoped that the comprehensive testing regime will lead to a match that is identical to those found on the deceased’s clothing.
According to staff, it may be a while before a location of death is determined, and more importantly, that an ‘’arrest’ is made. However, they have assured the waiting media that as soon as information comes to light, the College community will be advised of the details of the solved crime!