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Students learn about criminal court

Officials say Law Day was successful

RITZVILLE – Fifth-graders from Ritzville, Lind, Benge and Harrington sat in a real Adams County courtroom May 17 without suffering the angst of real prosecution.

It was Law Day. Students played roles as they read a script depicting a fictional case.

The judge, bailiff, prosecuting attorney, defendant, witness to the alleged crime and jury - all played roles in the trial. As in an actual criminal proceeding, the jury heard the evidence, lawyers made objections and deliberations took place in a separate room.

Adams County Superior Court Judge Peter Palubicki hosted the scripted trial.

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