The only one stupid is her parent who is “proud” of her for helping enable and cover up her friend’s illegal behavior instead of reporting it to the child’s parents. The school’s policy is probably that she should not be in attendance at these illegal parties. She was and she didn’t need to be.
No one’s saying her violation was severe, but her punishment of missing a few sporting events is hardly severe either. She isn’t missing any classes or schoolwork or being asked to put in extra time in detention. It’s appropriate.
There are maybe seven kids in the country who haven’t attended a drinking party at one time or another in their overly protected lives. Kids will be kids and all the nanny state efforts will not stop that.
I gather, then, that you disagree with all those designated-driver PSAs. That you think public policy should be to encourage drunks to get behind the wheel and drive home (or not).
Who needs grace when we have the [zero-tolerance] law to fall back on?
Nowhere in the article does it say that.
The schools policy is probably that she should not be in attendance at these illegal parties. She was and she didnt need to be.
She wasn't attending the party. She was picking up her friend. Read the article.