High School Students Scour Arcadia Crime Scene House for Clues

By Christopher Sarachilli | June 30, 2015

A student investigates a handprint at Arcadia’s Crime Scene House. Photo courtesy of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Sixteen high school students came to Arcadia on June 23 to practice gathering forensic evidence at Arcadia’s Crime Scene House at 2063 Church Road, as part of the Teva Pharmaceuticals summer internship program at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and in conjunction with Arcadia’s Master of Science in Forensic Science program. Director and Associate Professor of Forensic Science Dr. Karen Scott; Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science Kimberlee Moran; forensic science students Meaghan Dromm ’17M, J.D. Ducharme ’16M, Mindy Hair ’16M, and Brianna Robbins ’17M; and chemistry major Meaghan Ringel ’16 guided participants through a simulated crime scene investigation for a home invasion. The high school juniors and seniors dusted for fingerprints, created castes of dried mud footprints, and examined a “body” for injuries.

Participants in the internship program came from the following schools:

  • Audenried High School
  • Esperanza Academy
  • Franklin Learning Center
  • Freire Charter School
  • George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science
  • John Bartram High School
  • Paul Robeson High School for Human Services
  • Philadelphia Virtual Academy
  • William Bodine High School for International Affairs