WVU forensic science students learn during mock crime scene

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) - If you saw a crime scene around Rawley Avenue in Morgantown last night, there's no need to be alarmed, it was only a reenactment.


Senior student's with West Virginia university's forensic science program were put the test as they were asked to examine a mock crime scene.

Professors setup an elaborate scene where students had to look at evidence, talk with witnesses, take pictures and do just about everything officials would do at a real incident. We talked to a graduate student who was part of this class last year and she said it felt very real, plus she gained a lot of valuable skills.

"It was probably the best experience I could've ever had," said Taylor Koepfler, a graduate student at WVU. "The adrenaline rush, coming out at night, getting the real life aspect of what it's like out in the field, in a class setting, still one of the most rewarding experiences I've had WVU."