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In pictures: Mock trial at First Nations School of Toronto

Judge LaForme is presiding over this mock trial in a Grade 7 and 8 classroom at the First Nations School of Toronto, in a pilot project for a program that aims to bring an inside look at the justice system to young aboriginal people.

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Justice Harry LaForme enters the mock court room Grade 7 and 8 students at First Nations School of Toronto participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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Student Mgizehs Shaggi plays the role of the accused Dylan Desmoulin, who was charged with assault, as grade seven and eight students at First Nations School of Toronto participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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Justice Harry LaForme listens to testimony from Troy Yellowhorse who played the role of the victim as grade seven and eight students at First Nations School of Toronto participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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Justice Harry LaForme listens to testimony from Mgizehs Shaggi, who played the role of the accused Dylan Desmoulin as grade seven and eight students at First Nations School of Toronto participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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Grade 7 and 8 students at First Nations School of Toronto discuss the case as they participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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Students relax during a mock court recess as Grade 7 and 8 students at First Nations School of Toronto participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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Mock jury members deliberate as several real life lawyers help them through the process as Grade 7 and 8 students at First Nations School of Toronto participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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Mock jury members deliberate as several real life lawyers help them through the process as Grade 7 and 8 students at First Nations School of Toronto participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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Grade 7 and 8 students at First Nations School of Toronto discuss the case as they participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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The defence team celebrates a not guilty verdict as grade 7 and 8 students at First Nations School of Toronto participate in a mock trial in Toronto.

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