By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Fifth-graders experience Law Day


Last updated 5/27/2021 at 8:28am

Katie Teachout

Gina Smith, a student in Mrs. Terris's class, was thrilled to meet K-9 Ginger. Trooper R. Elkins, with the State Patrol out of Spokane, traveled to take part in Law Day with several other law enforcement officers.

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville Middle School fifth-graders were treated to a tradition called "Law Day" last week, where they got to hold a mock trial in Superior Court, visit the judge in District Court, and meet law officers from the Adams County Sheriff's office, two State Patrol Troopers, and Ritzville Police Officer Tom Gracie.

In Superior Court, students in Mrs. Gingrich's class tried classmate Karsen Stokoe for allegedly stealing a hat. His jury came back unable to reach a verdict, with 11 having found him guilty, and one juror voting not guilty.

"You have to get a unanimous verdict i...

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