Arkansas' highest court Thursday dismissed an appeal by prosecutors upset that a judge tossed out a warrantless search that uncovered marijuana in a middle school student's shoe.

Arkansas' highest court Thursday dismissed an appeal by prosecutors upset that a judge tossed out a warrantless search that uncovered marijuana in a middle school student's shoe.
The Supreme Court said that after prosecutors lost a key argument over evidence, its decision to "nol-pros" the case made the case disappear. Appealing the adverse decision isn't allowed, the justices said.
In a case from Pulaski County, prosecutors argued that police officers who went to Ridge Road Middle School in North Little Rock did not need a search warrant because the student was under the school leadership's authority.
Circuit Judge Joyce Williams Warren said that since the child had been detained under another student's accusation, police should have read the child his rights and sought a warrant.
After motions for "nolle prosequi," prosecutors are generally allowed to refile charges. The student's name was not released in the court documents.