Duval County Public Schools hosting first ever forensic science competition

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Students from Atlantic Coast High School and A. Philip Randolph Career Academies will learn what it means to be a forensic scientist.

They will get to investigate a simulated crime scene and help solve a crime.

The crime scene will be staged by Jacksonville Beach police officers and evidence technicians.

After the students complete their investigation, they’ll be given a week to compile their results with help from a representative from the State Attorney’s Office.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said between 2014 and 2024 there will be a 27 percent increase in open positions for science technicians.

The competition is to help increase interest in forensic science or other STEM careers.

STEM is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering Math.

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