Five Schools Near The Courthouse Have Moved To Virtual Learning As The Jury Is In Its Third Day Of Deliberations

Five Schools Near The Courthouse Have Moved To Virtual Learning As The Jury Is In Its Third Day Of Deliberations

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1 hr 25 min agoWhat we know about the jurors in the Rittenhouse caseThe jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse has begun its third day of deliberations.

A group of 20 people — 11 women and nine men — were initially selected to serve on the jury on November 1 from a group of 179 prospective jurors. The jury selection consisted of just one day of voir dire in court without the use of background questionnaires.

Two people were dismissed from the jury during the course of the trial. One juror, a middle-aged man, was dismissed for telling a joke to a deputy about the police shooting of Blake, an incident that earned a rebuke from the judge. Another juror, a pregnant woman, was dismissed after experiencing discomfort and requesting to be dismissed, the judge said.

Eighteen jurors thus sat through the entirety of the two-week trial. On Tuesday morning, Rittenhouse himself selected six juror numbers out of a tumbler in a random drawing. Those six will not participate in jury deliberations.

The remaining 12 jurors are made up of five men and seven women, according to a pool reporter in court. The jurors who were selected in the random drawing will serve as alternates. They were asked to remain at the courthouse while the jury deliberates the case.

1 hr 32 min agoDeliberations have resumed in the Rittenhouse trial (Sean Krajacic/Pool/Getty Images)The jury in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse resumed deliberations Thursday morning.

This marks the third day of jury deliberations after closing arguments wrapped up on Monday night.

Rittenhouse faces five felony charges for killing two people and shooting another during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer. During the trial, the defense argued the teenager acted in self-defense.

1 hr 4 min ago5 Kenosha schools move to virtual learning ahead of Rittenhouse verdictFrom CNN’s Carma Hassan 

Students at five schools near the Kenosha County courthouse are receiving virtual instruction as “activity surrounding the courthouse continues to grow,” the Kenosha Unified School District announced in a letter to families Wednesday. 

This announcement comes as the jury is set to enter its third day of deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial for charges related to the fatal shooting of two people and the wounding of another during last year’s unrest in Kenosha. 

Two of the schools had announced Monday they were moving to virtual learning. 

“While we have not been advised of any existing imminent danger, we feel this is the best course of action to protect our students and staff during an uncertain time. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement to receive support as needed in the days and weeks ahead,” the letter said. Families with students in other schools in the district who want to keep their children home may also do so, the school district said.

Remember: We’re not sure exactly when the jury could return its verdict. The jurors are set to reconvene soon for their third day of deliberations.

2 hr 15 min agoSee the handwritten questions the Rittenhouse jury has asked for so farFrom CNN’s Bill Kirkos and Shimon Prokupecz

Jurors deliberating the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse have submitted a total of five questions to the court over the past two days. 

Below are the handwritten questions from the jury that were filed with the court. 

2 hr 21 min agoHere’s what happened Wednesday in the Kyle Rittenhou

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