Elementary Students Learn Justice System in Mock Trial of Paul Bunyan

MONROE -- A legendary lumberjack was put on trial on Fruday, accused of harming the environment.

A jury of elementary school students heard the case of Paul Bunyan.

He was charged by the federal government of destroying the environment and not getting permission to cut down trees.
This mock trial gave students from J.S. Clark magnet school and George Welch elementary a chance to see how the judicial system works. 

"They learn self confidence skills. The are exposed to the courtroom setting and they also have an opportunity to see if they are interested in many careers in the legal profession," said Shereba Diaz of the 4th District Bar Association.

The jury of students found Paul Bunyan not guilty.

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