*** Standalone p1 art for 2/7 issue: Learning about justice

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 3, 2011

Judge Andrew Eastwood oversaw the proceedings.

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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