Perdido Elementary / Middle School’s Resource Office Lucas Jones and his sister, Mrs. Selena Niehuss (who is also a Resource Office in Baldwin County) visited the seventh- and eighth-grade enrichment class last week.
The students had recently been involved in a study of mysteries, and read The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sherlock Holmes. As a follow-up, Deputies Jones and Niehuss visited the class to talk to the students about how crimes are solved in reality.
Students began the lesson by asking questions involving how crimes are solved, as well as some “hypothetical” on how to get away with a crime. Students learned that crimes are not solved in 60 minutes like on television’s CSI. The highlight of the lesson was participating in fingerprint “lifting.” Students also learned about the many varied jobs within law enforcement such as photographers, experts in technology, crime scene investigators, as well as the typical responsibilities of a deputy sheriff or resource officer.