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Las Vegas students put Harry Potter on trial — VIDEO

Updated May 3, 2019 - 7:01 pm

Fourth-graders from Hickey Elementary School made their case against Harry Potter at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Friday.

The students took part in a mock trial in which the beloved wizard was accused of misusing his magic.

Two classes played the roles of judge, jury, attorneys and witnesses in a trial of Potter for allegedly turning his enemy Draco Malfoy into a pink puppy. They had guidance from Nevada Eighth Judicial District Judge Tierra Jones.

The mock trial /courtroom immersion program is a cooperative effort of the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court, Project REAL and the Clark County schools, organizers said in a news release.

Project REAL provides classroom materials that meet Clark County School District proficiency standards and help familiarize students with legal terms, and the roles and processes of a criminal trial prior to their courtroom experience, according to the release.

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