Her "trial" was held at Gadsden City High School on Wednesday, September 28 where the students defended free speech and the right to choose what to read. Students in the audience chanted "Free Amanda! Free the Books!" Judge William Ogletree listed to arguments by "prosecuting" attorney Jared Vaughn. Closing arguments were presented by Gadsden High teacher Jason Bozeman. Photos from the trial are included on the Gadsden Times website as well.