Protective Services Day at Kerman High School

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KERMAN, Calif. (KFSN) -- When it comes to studying criminal justice, some Valley high schools are taking learning to the next level.

Students jumped over walls and sprinted through an obstacle course as part of Protective Services Day at Kerman High School.

Kerman Criminal Investigations Teacher Phil Souson said, "High schools that teach criminal justice come out here and we just have some fun events for them related to law enforcement."

Schools from Coalinga to Clovis came out to represent their programs. Madera senior Iris Uribe was one of the 400 plus students that competed.

Uribe said, "For me personally, I want to be a corrections officer for the state. So this is a good experience for me."

A fun and in depth experience at what it's like to work in law enforcement. Students were also able to get information and meet local agencies.

Organizers hope this day long competition gives these kids the skills and motivation they need to pursue their future endeavors.

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