State reviewing whether Miranda Rights should be read to students

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 25 at 8:43 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS) – The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering a case that would require school officials to read students their Miranda Rights when they’re being questioned.

This stems from an incident at Nelson County High School in 2009. A student was charged with dispensing a controlled substance and was being questioned behind closed doors without being read his rights.

During that questioning, the student admitted to giving away two prescription pain pills.

After being sentenced to 45 days in jail, the student appealed saying his statement should be suppressed because he wasn’t read his Miranda rights.
 

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