Gannon Hosts Criminal Investigators Camp

Published 07/29 2014 04:50PM

Updated 07/29 2014 06:16PM

July 29, 2014 - Gannon University is playing host to nearly 30 high school students for its Criminal Investigators Camp.

It's the second annual Criminal Investigators Camp, but this year, the students and instructors have a brand new building for the hands-on experience.

Twenty-eight students from multiple states, including Florida, signed up for the camp that gives them a hands-on experience.

They will spend the week solving a real crime scene case under instructors who have years of experience in the FBI, CIA and ATF.

Students scoured a homicide bombing crime scene at Gannon’s new Forensic Investigation Center.

The students were put in teams then they searched for and analyzed evidence including postal receipts, firearms, blood and shell casings.

Cleveland native Karli Ring came to Erie for the camp. She was the team leader for her group.

Camp participants will go through a firearms training.

They are also going to have SWAT training and the Erie Police Department will actually bring over their SWAT vehicle, the bobcat, for the training.

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