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Court considering Miranda warning for students

Nov. 25, 2012 @ 11:15 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering a case that would require school officials to read Miranda rights to students being questioned.

It stems from a 2009 incident at Nelson County High School in which a student was charged with illegally dispensing a controlled substance. The student was questioned behind closed doors, and admitted to a school official and school resource officer to giving away two prescription pain pills.

He was sentenced in juvenile court to 45 days in adult jail, but has appealed, saying his statement should be suppressed because he wasn’t read his Miranda rights.

The Courier-Journal reports the Kentucky Supreme Court heard the case in October.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Miranda warnings are required for police interrogations for people who are in custody.