TITANIC MOCK TRIAL J.E. Robbins Students Participate In Mock Trial
Reported by: Deborah Linz
Videographer: Michael Magee
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Mar. 22, 2012 12:20 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 22, 2012 12:38 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A widow from the infamous Titantic disaster is suing a the shipping company -- that's the premise for a mock trial underway in the courtroom of Judge Duke Bloom in Charleston Thursday.
45 students from J.E. Robins Elementary are playing the roles of judge, attorneys, witnesses, and jurors.
The trial is the idea of 5th-grade teacher Amanda Mays, who in 2010 won a $25,000 dollar Milken Educator Award, a national award for teaching excellence.
She found the Titantic script online, as she did last year, when fifth graders conducted a mock trial in the negligent homicide case against Jack In The Beanstalk, who was accused of killing the giant.
Charleston Attorney Bernard Layne and his law partner, Jonathan Mani assisted the students last year and are helping again this year.
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