West Allis middle schoolers tour FBI field office to learn how agents work

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Let's imagine that you are a young person and interested in a career investigating crimes. There are several ways you cold pursue that dream. You could watch a lot of procedural TV shows...or you could learn from the people who do it for real.

Students from Frank Lloyd Wright Middle School got a first hand look at how FBI agents investigate crimes on Tuesday, May 11. The students toured the bureau's field office in St. Francis as part of the Adopt-A-School program.

Each year, the FBI picks one school and for about a month, agents work their students to share the history and the mission of the bureau.

"These are kids that have a sense that they would like to go into a career of law enforcement professionally, they're 8th graders, soon heading off to high school and then from there college and beyond. So this is a great opportunity to introduce them to what the FBI does," Leonard Peace of the FBI Milwaukee Division said.

Tuesday's tour was the culmination of a program that started on April 13 at the West Allis School. The students today were treated to a lunch and an FBI "junior agent" t-shirt.

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