My friend, 16 years old was charged in conspiracy to commit murder along with another student and a teacher at our school. A girl was stabbed (survived) at a girl's restroom at our school and they speculate my friend conspired with them... the other student was the one that stabbed her.
The police speculate he conspire with the other student to stab her without any proof to back it up. They think the other student and my friend are friends, which they aren't.
We are in a private school with dorms, they are next door neighbor so the police believe they must be friends... but 7 other students are also next door neighbors and they aren't suspected. Cops believe the student was well liked, which wasn't true since they talked to only to students in his school club. Many students outside the club don't get along with him including my friend, the cops don't buy it.
When interrogated, he was refused an attorney or his parents be present since he is a minor. They even lied and pressured my friend and his supporting witnesses to get answers they wanted, not what maybe true. They made theories against him before talking to the right people or gathered any evidence (there is none).
Judging from what you are saying, this information was told to you by someone else and you were likely not present. So, take it with a grain of salt.
Presence of a parent is not necessary but if your friend demanded an attorney the police are obligated to stop any questioning and provide the attorney.
The rest of your comments are for trial and have no bearing on the matter you address.
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