Bay County High School Students Participate in Mock Trial

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Bay County high school students took a break from the classroom to learn more about the courtroom.

Today the Bay County Chamber of Commerce, and Perry & Young Attorneys At Law hosted a mock trial.

It's part of Bay County Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Junior Leadership Bay Class.

This month, students learned about the legal system and law enforcement.

High school juniors had the opportunity to play the role of lawyers, jury members, and witnesses.

Students began a tour at the Bay County Jail, the Bay County Sheriff's Office, and finally ended their day at the Bay County Courtroom.

"I hope they get a better understanding of our judicial system. They will see the role of law enforcement, the complexities of the issues facing law enforcement officers, administrators budget-wise, and then also the criminal justice system itself, to get behind the scene look of how things actually work, the judges perspectives, the attorney's perspective," said Attorney at Law Greg Wilson.

Students interested in participating can speak with their high school guidance counselor for more details.

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