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St. Pete students play CSI for a day

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - The media center at Northeast High School transformed into a crime lab Thursday morning. Students got to play Crime Scene Investigation for the day.

Sophomore Kayla Sisson watches crime shows with her mom. She was excited to get out of the classroom and do something hands on.

"It's nice to do something different," Sisson said. "When I heard we were doing this I was so excited."

The mock crime scene was put on by a private company, Forensics Technology. The goal was to get students interested in different career options. It's all part of the Back on Track program at the school. The program helps students at risk of not graduating on time.

"This is the wave of the future to partner business with education," Assistant Principal Anthony Francois said. "It's a great marriage because not every student learns best in the traditional classroom environment."

CSI Day was anything but traditional. Students worked at stations like "fingerprinting" and "firearms." All the exhibits required science and critical thinking.

"This is way better than class," Zack Vance said. "Science class is just boring."

Vance says he was already interested in becoming an investigator, and now he's made it his goal.
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