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.
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
OK, what you say may be true. What business is it of the school’s?
I’m not sure why I suspect you’ve not yet raised teenaged kids. Even the good kids who don’t themselves drink will do as Erin Cox did, and come to the rescue of a fruebd who behaved improperly. News flash: kids, especially teens, behave improperly from time to time. Usually, they outgrow it.
This is no different than that case in Virginia recently of school administrators suspending some boys who were playing with toy guns on private property. In neither case should the school be involved, period.
You were a hall room monitor, right?
When you grow up and have kids, I hope you rethink this comment.
Are you a parent of a teen?
My oldest will be 30, my youngest 16 (w/3 others spanning the gap). During my older kids HS years we have had DUI DEATHS in our HS (along w/suicides and drug ODs). And we live in a “nice” suburb. I have seen FIRST HAND parents who have buried their kids (and the grieving families classmates left behind).
This girl did the right thing. There is NO TELLING what carnage she prevented. The law (under aged drinking for the teens; providing a controlled substance for the adults who provided alcohol) will take care of the causes...this girl prevented DEADLY affects.
To penalize her is to place IDIOTIC zero tolerance “rules” above human lives and safety.
Trayvon can drink his purple drank without consequence unless he attackes a CCWr. The only crime this girl is guilty of is being female and white. She helps the school crime statistics in that only 99.9% of school crimes are committed by thugs. The school gets a gov’t check for their unbiased statistics.
What a totalitarian crock! She helped a friend, she protected a life, and she broke no law. her punishment was outrageously wrong, and your support of it is equally wrong - if not more for the sheer inhumane cruelty and cold-blood callousness of it. People are not prisoners. But when I read drek like what you've posted, it chills me to the bone to see how desperately people want to be prison guards. Spare us from your righteous totalitarian dreams.
The school should have no say so about what students do in their own time. If the girl she picked up was drinking underage, the police were there- why didn’t they deal with her? The girl that went to get her friend from the party is a true friend, she did not want her friend to drive and put herself and others in serious danger. As to the parents, I raised 3 children of my own and a few extras...any day of the week I would rather someone, anyone pick up one of my kids in that situation, at least they are safe. Any other issue can be dealt with later, as long as the child is still alive. This was an issue for parents, and law enforcement and the school needs to butt out of it.