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High court traveling to Evansville Monday

October 27, 2017

The Indiana Supreme Court will travel south Monday to hear oral arguments in Vanderburgh County.

The justices will hear the case of B.A. v. State of Indiana, 49S02-1709-JV-00567, at the University of Southern Indiana Monday morning. The case involves a 13-year-old student who was questioned by school administrators in the presence of police officers about a bomb threat written on a wall at Decatur Middle School in Indianapolis.

In a March ruling, the Indiana Court of Appeals held that because the student, B.A., was questioned by a school official and not a police officer, his in-school interrogation did not trigger a Miranda warning. Thus, the trial court did not err in admitting the student’s statements from the interrogation at trial.

Oral arguments in the case will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday in USI’s Carter Hall, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville.

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