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So the school is essentially saying let your drunk friends drive and kill themselves or someone else or get in trouble for helping them. God job.
1 posted on 10/14/2013 12:12:39 PM PDT by matt04
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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.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 12:18:13 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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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.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 12:18:23 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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“””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.


4 posted on 10/14/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by shelterguy
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But Andover High told Erin she was in violation of the district’s zero tolerance policy

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!

5 posted on 10/14/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by grobdriver
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And she should have called the kids’ parents if she cared about his well-being, not drive him home herself.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 12:19:25 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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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.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 12:20:26 PM PDT by allendale
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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...


8 posted on 10/14/2013 12:20:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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I'm from there. In my youth, the principal would have thanked the student for being responsible, while reminding her about the dangers of alcohol. And that would have been that. But today, it's never that simple. It's about Following The Agenda, always, because we might lose our State and Federal funding if we don't make an example out of someone.

"Zero Tolerance" = Zero Intelligence. Welcome to Obamerika.

13 posted on 10/14/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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“She didn’t do anything wrong. She did what she thought was right...."

Those two things sound really stupid when put together.


So the school is essentially saying let your drunk friends drive

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.

14 posted on 10/14/2013 12:28:33 PM PDT by GeronL
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It is good that young Erin learns early that government, at every level, is capricious, vindictive, and stupid.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 12:45:07 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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ping


26 posted on 10/14/2013 12:45:53 PM PDT by windcliff
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Is anybody in Massachusetts not an asshole?


28 posted on 10/14/2013 12:47:05 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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“zero tolerance”=zero common sense. It’s a dodge protect administrators from having to make judgment calls and possibly having to defend their decisions.


29 posted on 10/14/2013 12:48:33 PM PDT by Hugin
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So the school is essentially saying let your drunk friends drive and kill themselves or someone else or get in trouble for helping them. God job.

But if she was driving a transgender or gay friend to a sexual encounter she would be praised for doing the right thing.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 12:50:23 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Paging Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, couple of FReepers need a lecture...


35 posted on 10/14/2013 12:50:52 PM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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Liberals always punish those who do it right, and reward the scumbags.


38 posted on 10/14/2013 12:52:02 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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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 district’s 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.

School's right.

That's what she gets for being friends with the wrong kids.

43 posted on 10/14/2013 12:52:46 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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Bring civil suits against the school “officials” for defamation of character.


54 posted on 10/14/2013 1:02:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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” 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.”

Two weeks after school’s over no one is going to care what sport she played. Her revenge should be to become successful, make lots of money, and rub it in the school administrators’ faces every chance she gets.


55 posted on 10/14/2013 1:02:49 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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Hmmm, used to be the school was responsible for you during the school day, not nights and weekends.

Zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol - don't come to school after you've used drugs or have been drinking. Do not do either on school property. Do not bring drugs or alcohol to school

I do not condone using drugs or alcohol but to have the school punish someone for what they do outside of the above circumstances is well past what any free society should tolerate.

67 posted on 10/14/2013 1:21:10 PM PDT by Abby4116
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