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Judges take student-aimed court program to King High School

"Courts in School" at King High School
Posted at 5:39 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 18:41:22-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Court was in session today, but not at the Nueces County Courthouse.

It was at a local high school.

Judges Missy Medary and David Stith were at King High School today to take part in a new initiative called "Courts in School".

The judges heard actual cases and handed down sentences.

They then spoke with students about consequences.

Their goal is to show students the dangers of a life in crime.

“The most important part about today is that the inmates were able to talk to the students,” Medary said. “They were able to give incredibly emotional speeches.”

The students also heard from attorneys, court reporters and law enforcement officials.

The judges hope to showcase the program at other schools around the area.