Don’t let them be interviewed with you present, and especially not by themselves.
NO INTERVIEWS. Not by faculty, not by administration, and not by the police.
Your children, though they may be minors, have the SAME RIGHTS as any other person accused of doing something wrong: They have the right to remain silent and they have the right to a lawyer. Those rights exist for a reason! They exist to protect you and your children from improper interrogation techniques, from false accusations, and from those that would seek to do harm to your family.
GET A LAWYER. It doesn’t matter whether or not your child is guilty or innocent of the accusations. Neither you, nor your child can talk your way out of things. A lawyer can protect your child and his or her rights.
Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you need help or have any questions. The number is 248-208-3800.