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.