High School students return guilty verdicts

Students make up jury pool during Law Day

Last Thursday and Friday, seniors from seven local high schools got to witness real court cases at the courthouse in Brewton and afterwards render a verdict as part of Escambia County (Ala.) Law Day, sponsored by the Escambia County Bar Association.

On Thursday, Ray Weaver, who was charged for felony possession of a controlled substance, was tried and found guilty by a jury of students from Atmore Christian School, Escambia Academy and Escambia County High School.

The guest speaker on Thursday was Fairhope Attorney Sam Irby and the presiding judge was Dave Jordan. The prosecuting attorneys...