Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Kentucky high court rules that school officials must read Miranda warnings to student

The Kentucky Supreme Court recently ruled that school officials must read Miranda warnings to students — that they have right to remain silent and to have a lawyer — if they are interviewed with a school officer present, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal. In N.C. v. Commonwealth, a 4-3 majority ruled that N.C., a juvenile, was entitled to Miranda warnings when he was interviewed in a closed room with a principal and an armed school resource officer (who was also a county deputy sheriff). For more on students and Miranda, see Schooling Miranda: Policing Interrogation in the 21st Century Schoolhouse by Paul Holland (Seattle University Law School).


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