Can a school question a minor and hold their statements as legal binding statements without having a parent present or even knowledgable of the schools questioning. in a criminal investigation. Can the minors statements be held as legal binding statements when the parent has no knowledge of the school questioning of the minor.. Like most laws state, the law can not question a minor without a child's parent to be present for such questioning.. Does the law hold true for school involement too. Can schools also use statements made by minors without parents being present for questioning which would result in school discipline issues/possible criminal charges passed on from the school to law enforcement agencies.