Hingham High addressed the issue of underage drinking with a mock trail on March 14, inviting local officers and students to participate in a court trial involving fake allegations of hosting an underage drinking party.
Attended by students from all four grades, the trail is based on a police report, embellished for sake of the trial, where officers responded to a disturbance at a house party with minors and alcohol everywhere.
In the story, one person goes to the hospital for treatment and dies of alcohol poising. The teen arrested was the one who allegedly bought alcohol for the party with a fake ID. Students even made a fake video clip made to simulate a Facebook video being used as "evidence".
Here, the “defendant,” Hingham High School Senior Ricky Sullivan, stands as the criminal charged against him are read at the beginning of the Mock Trial on the Social Host Law dealing with underage drinking. To his left is his “defense attorney,” Assistant District Attorney Corey Sullivan Martin. Next
Officer Daniel Leary testifies during the Mock Trial about how found the teenage victim unconscious on the floor at the house party.
On the right is the “Judge” Michelle Mawn of the Director of the Victim/Witness Program of the Plymouth County D.A.’s Office. Next
During the trial, Officer Daniel Leary is crossed examined by the defense attorney, Assistant District Attorney Corey Sullivan Martin, while at far right, the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Jason Thomas listens. Next
The 17-year-old “victim’s” mother, Hingham resident Lisa Battista, gives chilling testimony about her son before the defendant is sentenced. On left is “Judge” Michelle Mawn of the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. Next
After being found guilty and sentenced to the House of Correction, a handcuffed “defendant” Ricky Sullivan is led away by Hingham District Court Chief Court Officer Jay Morrison. Back to the beginning
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