Calif. high school's Teen Court tries real cases

05/7/2013 | Gazette Newspapers (Long Beach, Calif.)

Students in Cabrillo High School's Academy of Law and Justice this year have become jurors in real criminal cases. The California school's Teen Court holds monthly sessions in which it hears two cases involving teens charged with crimes, such as drunken driving, vandalism and possession of marijuana. The accused teens who participate in the program can have their criminal records expunged. "This is a teachable moment for everybody," said assistant principal Matthew Brown.

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