Teen Court: A Middle School Brawl Gets Way Out Of Hand...

On October 13, Wilson Magnet hosted the first Teen Court of the year. Wilson Magnet students conducted this real trial, including 12 jurors, 1 clerk, and over 100 observers. Our student-jurors found the middle-school boy guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, after cell phone video showed he held an open switchblade during a fight at a park. The minor was sentenced to family counseling and a curfew, among other consequences.

The judge praised the jurors for exceptional work with asking questioning to the defendant and his parents.

Additionally, Wilson was singled out for having the best attended Teen Court this year. In the 1990s Wilson High School started the first Teen Court in LA County. Since then Teen Courts have expanded throughout the state. Throughout the years, Wilson continues as the model program.

December 1st is the next Teen Court Trial, with several more schedule for Spring Semester. Any student interested in attending can contact Law CTE teacher Quetzal Roura at qar1400@lausd.net

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