Can a 13 year old be questioned at school about a bomb threat by the principal and a law enforcment officer without a legal guardian being present?

Asked on September 23, 2012 under Criminal Law, South Carolina


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this coutnry a thirteen (13) year old minor can be questioned by law enforcement as well as the principal of the school with respect to a bomb scare and threat issue without the minor's parents being present.

If the minor is a target of a crime, then his or her rights per the Miranda decision must be given by law enforcement before questions are presented by law enforcement.

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