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St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

Students are judge and jury at St. Louis high school


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Students who skip class or get into fights at the Northwest Academy of Law and Social Justice don't get suspended like they used to. Instead, they go to student court.

Here's how it works: Students who get in trouble for less serious offenses such as truancy or minor fights are referred by the assistant principal to student court. It's set up as an actual court. Students wearing sneakers and blazers over T-shirts serve as judge, attorneys, bailiff and jurors.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the trial begins with everyone swearing to tell the whole truth and to ke...

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