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Troopers help Sioux City students learn real life application of classwork

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - With the help of Iowa State Patrol, students from North High School learned real life applications of classwork.

Troopers gave a demonstration Thursday about how police use science in solving crimes.

The big attraction was watching troopers apply skid marks to the pavement.

Measurements were then taken to analyze the speed at which the vehicle was traveling to create that mark.

"It was really nice to see, especially with the real life connection aspect of it. A lot of the formulas that we get in class, a lot of us ask  when are we ever going to use this in real life. Why would we need these formulas but that's what that guy does every day for a living," said Sam O'Brien, North High School Junior.

Olsen also shared other accident investigation stories to the students.
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