Social work students attend field trip in Wichita

Seven Fort Hays State University students enrolled in the Social Work and Law and Social Deviance classes traveled to Wichita from Oct. 20 to 22.

While in Wichita, students attended a capital murder trial for a man who beheaded a woman. DNA from that murder linked him to numerous rapes.

" We also saw the sentencing of a woman who murdered her 3-year-old son," said Judith Caprez, associate professor of social work.

In addition to court proceedings, students also rode with Wichita Police Department officers during their 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. shifts. According to Caprez, the department has converted to four 10-hour days for the officers.

Students making the trip were Chelsea Anderson, Dodge City senior; Regina Anderson, Newark, OH, senior; Megan Haines, Leoti senior; Carrie Keener, Hays senior; Darshaya Mustacchio, Gardnerville, NV, junior; Larry Pfannenstiel, Hays senior; and Melissa Whitney, Kensington senior.

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