Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Students Hold Mock Trial

Students from the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center had the chance to serve in court March 10 during a mock-trial. Public safety classes from CTC worked with a local officer and judge to learn what it’s like to work in the court system.

“This is stuff we’ve been working on since the first day, said Brett DeAugustine, a public safety instructor at CTC. “Where they come in, and we start talking about report writing, the law, and investigation. So, this kind of puts it all together into one package.”

The mock-trial took place at the Wexford County Courthouse.

“The preparation for this was amazing,” said Taylor Recca, a student at CTC. “When we got the evidence collected from the scene, it was a little chaotic, but it’s part of the experience.”

Students who are interested in becoming lawyers, police officers, judges, and more participated.

“We want to see kids not only get the education, but also be interested in hopefully returning back to this community and working and serving here,” said Jason Elmore, 28th Circuit Court Judge.

Overall, Elmore and DeAugustine said the students did a wonderful job with their case.

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