The project involves a mock crime scene, with students from various disciplines, such as Chemistry, Forensics, Video Production, Psychology, and Digital Photography playing specific roles. The culmination is a spring mock trial, where law students act as attorneys and courtroom personnel. Students will reflect on their journey to understand the complexities of achieving justice for crime victims.
Concerns Grow from the Bones Found in the Garden
On November 15, a gruesome discovery of skeletal bones was made in a fenced-in garden area at the back of the High School. Police were called to the scene. The area was immediately roped off to help preserve the crime scene as much as possible. Crime Scene Investigators began to document the scene, search for evidence, and hold interviews with those who first made the discovery. The Forensic Photographers took photos of the entire crime scene, evidence, and the location of the victim in relation to the scene.
The news spreads like wildfire. Drawing attention from school neighbors and local TV crews. Reporters began searching for answers to questions like who the victim was and how they ended up in the garden.
A press conference was held late in the afternoon by the Chief Investigator.
Next up: Forensic technicians will need to analyze materials found at the scene: foot prints, DNA, and/or hair follicles. Detectives will continue to follow up on evidence found at the scene. Reporters will continue to dig for the story.
Stay tuned for part two of this series.
Several teachers at Saugerties Senior High School are leading a year-long, interdisciplinary project to explore how elements of a legal community ensure justice.
Now is a great time to stock up on your Sawyer spirit wear for everyone on your holiday list.
Each year, our High School Physical Education instructors organized a module focused on outdoor yard games.
Four members of the Sawyer Golf team recently participated in the season's Section Qualifiers held at Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland, on October 18.
Saugerties High School Science Department's Star Gazing Party illuminated the night sky on Friday, November 3, right on the school campus.