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Mock trial has students judging "cyber bullying" case
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Mock trial has students judging "cyber bullying" case

Auburn's St. Joseph's School is teaming up with Placer County courts to Mock jury trial involving middle school students in a “cyber bullying” incident.

The premise of the case: Two girls are interested in a guy, but the guy is interested in a third girl, who will soon become the victim. The two rejected girls spread harmful messages about the victim to friends via text messages and facebook. The victim learns of the smear campaign and is devastated. She texts one of these girls to ask why she is being talked about in such a way. Instead, the other girl threatens to come over and “mess her up.” Later, the victim’s mother learns of the threats and contacts authorities. The girl who made the threats is arrested and undergoes this mock trial. Students will serve as the  lawyers and the jury in this case, as well as the key players in the drama. A professional Superior Court Judge and attorneys from the DA’s Office and Public Defender will mentor the students in the courtroom.The "trial" is set for Wednesday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. It'll be held at the Placer County Juvenille Detention Center, 11260 "B" Ave. in Auburn
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