Skip to comments.North Andover (MA) High Punishes (sober) Teen For Giving Drunken Pal Ride Home From Party
Posted on 10/14/2013 12:12:38 PM PDT by matt04
Its tough for Eleanor Cox to talk about how heartbroken her daughter Erin is over the punishment she received for doing what she thought was right.
Shes very fragile and Im worried about her. Very worried about her. She didnt do anything wrong, Cox told WBZ-TV on Sunday.
Two weeks ago, Erin received a call from a friend at a party who was too drunk to drive. Erin drove to Boxford after work to pick up her friend. Moments after she arrived, the cops arrived too and busted several kids for underage possession of alcohol.
A North Andover High School honor student, Erin was cleared by police, who agreed she had not been drinking and was not in possession of alcohol. But Andover High told Erin she was in violation of the districts zero tolerance policy against alcohol and drug use. In the middle of her senior year, Erin was demoted from captain of the volleyball team and told she would be suspended from playing for five games.
Neither the school district nor its attorney could be reached for comment Sunday, but the Cox family is hoping theyll listen to the host of supporters whove stood behind Erin.
She didnt do anything wrong. She did what she thought was right, and Im very proud of her, Erins mother said.
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If you’re helping drive underage teens home from a party, you’re enabling them to break the law and violate the school policy. As for kids driving home drunk, there’s a solution to that. Tell the parents to teach them to obey the law, respect their bodies and not drink. If a kid drives the drunk kid home, that’s also helping the drunk kid to hide the activity from his parents. He should be calling his parents for the ride and not recruiting his otherwise innocent, non-participating friend as an enabler. It doesn’t sound like the punishment she got was disproportionate.
The student has more common sense than the school administration. This is what happens when all references to God and his commandments are thrown out of our education system. They set up lists of silly rules that are considered to be sacrosanct, and then condemn those kids who believe in the Bible and the ten commandments.
“””Neither the school district nor its attorney could be reached for comment””””
That’s the biggest problem with schools these days. They lawyer up right away instead of having the Principal look at the situation, use some common sense and end it right there.
I am sick of "Zero Tolerance" being applied to everything in life so people who are in authority don't have to think or make judgement calls.
Posses a gun, out
Posses a picture of a gun, out.
Eat a pop-tart into the shape of a gun, out.
Underage drinking, out.
Pick up a friend who had been drinking so she doesn't kill herself or someone else while driving drunk, OUT!
The world has gone nuts and school administrators in particular need to be THROWN OUT!
And she should have called the kids’ parents if she cared about his well-being, not drive him home herself.
As long as people vote for fools as school board members and give mediocre teachers and administrators tenure, nonsense like this will continue to happen. The only way to hold them accountable is to sue them personally wherever possible.
what part of the police evindence that the child was neither using drugs nor drinking alcohol nor in the POSESSION of SAME do these dweebs not GET?
do they somehow assume that being in PROXIMITY.to..equates to Posession OF?
in that case I owned dozens of collectable automobiles the last time I visited a car show...
It's also helping the kid not kill ME.
As for kids driving home drunk, theres a solution to that. Tell the parents to teach them to obey the law, respect their bodies and not drink.
And, kids always do what their parents say, right?
sounds to me like there is no Grace in your life- would you rather she was there drinking -? for Heavens sake - she PREVENTED someone from driving drunk and possibly hitting YOUR child
In my book - preventing a felony dwi trumps school policy, which btw had nothing to do with school property etc...
children belong to their parents, not the nanny state
stop feeding inti it
>> she should have called the kids parents if she cared about his well-being, not drive him home herself.
Wow. I guess you skipped those teen years altogether.
Born an adult... weaned on a pickle. :-)
What you said.
"Zero Tolerance" = Zero Intelligence. Welcome to Obamerika.
Those two things sound really stupid when put together.
No, it says kids should not drink. Maybe the friend should have called a taxi? These moronic kids/adults throwing this party should probably be charged with something harsh.
because God knows how much kids need to get drunk a lot, silly rules like no drunken kids are totally against the ten commandments.
Thou shalt get thy children drunk is in there somewhere??
aiding and abetting a crime is a crime
I can guarantee you I skipped any event where underage kids were drinking alcohol, as every young person should.
So, it's only the stuff you are okay with that counts?
>> I can guarantee you I skipped any event where underage kids were drinking alcohol
I’ll vouch for you; I don’t ever remember you at any of the events I was at, and I’m *sure* a guy with a halo would have stuck in my memory.