Georgia: The students in Jennifer Taylor’s class at Dade County High School became awake and focused when they walked in to their forensic science class. They had to be – one wrong move and the toxic, hazardous, and explosive chemicals could do irreparable harm to both people and property. Although, the chemicals weren’t the real thing, students were expected to act as if they were. Learning how to identify a meth lab, handle meth lab chemicals, and preserve meth lab evidence to insure that its admissible in court, were all part of the the one-day, forensic science course that is the first-of-its-kind at DCHS high school.
Dade county, where these students live and go to school, has had more meth labs than any of the state’s 22 counties.
Why are high school students at DCHS high school learning about meth lab. According to their instructor, Jennifer Taylor, the skills these students get introduced to their methlab cleanup class may help them with their future career choices.