Judge Andrew Eastwood oversaw the proceedings.

Jason Carr was one of the bailiffs in the courtroom.

Putnam Circuit Clerk Ronnie Matthews, right, observed the trial.

The jury included a few third graders.

Lead plaintiffs attorney Jordan Lovejoy prepares to introduce evidence.

Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers gave Judge Andrew Eastwood a gavel for Hometown Elementary students to use at the school.

WINFIELD -- Students from Hometown Elementary visited the courtroom of Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers on Feb. 2 to act out a mock trial they had written.

Principal Carol Graham said Hometown students -- third, fourth and fifth graders -- have done similar exercises for several years.

(Photos by Chris Dickerson

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