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Mock Trial Essay

  • Submitted by: zzz9592
  • on November 24, 2010
  • Category: Social Issues
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Connecticut High School Mock Trial - 2003

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW JUSTICE IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF MARICOPA STATE OF NEW JUSTICE, Prosecution, No. CR 99-10546

TERRY C. JACKSON, Defendant.

STIPULATED FACTS Three students, Terry Jackson, Shaun Anderson and Jane Anderson, leave the campus of West High School for lunch in Terry’s car. The lunch hour is only 50 minutes. West High does not have a closed campus and allows students to freely leave campus. Nevertheless, in an effort to discourage students from leaving, the school has a strict parental notification policy regarding absences or tardies after a lunch period. A student’s parents are contacted when a student receives two absences or tardies following a lunch period in any semester.

Following lunch at a fast food restaurant, the students begin the drive back to campus. They are going to be running it close in terms of time. Jane Anderson says that they have to hurry as she already has one tardy and does not want her parents notified they left campus. Terry says

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not to worry.

The students turn eastbound onto Elm Street, which runs along the north side of the campus. The student parking lot is on Magnolia, which is on the east side of the campus. The speed limit on Elm is 30 mph for residential traffic. There is not a marked crosswalk at the corner of Elm and Magnolia but 100 yards from the corner is a sign that says “Caution Pedestrians.”

Connecticut High School Mock Trial - 2003

As the car approaches Magnolia, Terry sees another car in the middle of the street with its left turn signal flashing. Terry moves to the far right to pass and make a right turn onto Magnolia. Terry also reaches to eject the CD, which Jane, in the back seat has asked for, so she can take it with her.

Shaun yells “ Watch out!” Terry looks up and sees that a student walking their bike is emerging from in front of the car...

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