Boy, does Jacob Clark have a good excuse for getting out of jury duty: He's only 9.
But that didn't stop the Massachusetts court system from sending young Jacob a summons to serve on a jury in his local Orleans District Court. "I was like, 'What's a jury duty?'" the third-grader told the Cape Cod Times.
Jacob's grandmother helpfully explained that jury duty meant he could skip a day of school. But when she added that jury duty also meant he could face people accused of doing some very bad things, the boy's smile turned upside-down.