Court Ponders Miranda Warnings for Ky. Students

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — School officials in Kentucky may soon have to read students the Miranda warning when questioning a student with a school resource officer present.

A 2009 incident sparked the debate after a Nelson County high school teacher discovered an empty prescription pain pill bottle on a restroom floor with a student’s name on it, reports USA Today. Later, school resource officer Stephen Campbell and Nelson County Assistant Principal Mike Glass interrogated the student with the door closed. The student admitted that he brought three pain pills from home and shared two with one of his peers.

The student, known as N.C. in court documents, was sentenced to 45 days in adult jail; however, the student argued that his statement should have been thrown out because he wasn’t read his rights.

The Kentucky Supreme Court will rule on a case, which was argued Oct. 18 and could be decided later this month.

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