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High school students interested in health careers tested their crime-solving skills Thursday.

Students from the Health Sciences and Technology Academy learned about forensics at Glenville State College.

The students spent the week gathering evidence in a case that's loosely based on an actual case that occurred in Glenville in 1919.

And on Thursday they interviewed suspects as part of their investigation.

Professors working with the program said they hope it'll encourage students to continue in those careers after high school.

"The objective is to hopefully get kids to be motivated to go to college, to have the experience on campus, and that they may be in a forensic science field, because it's clearly related to the sciences still," said Dr. Kevin Evans, professor of chemistry at Glenville State College.

The students will present their findings to a judge and wrap up their investigation on Friday.

HSTA is an outreach of West Virginia University designed to encourage students that are underrepresented to campuses across the state to get practical experience in health careers.

They then take that work and put it to use in projects during the school year.

Click here to find more information about HSTA and the programs it offers to West Virginia students.