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  1. Revmitchell

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    School “zero tolerance” policies claimed another victim as Massachusetts high school student Erin Cox was suspended from her volleyball team after giving an intoxicated friend a ride home from a party.

    Police determined that Cox had not consumed alcohol, and agreed that the honors student had only come to a party featuring underage drinking in order to make sure a friend got home safely.

    But Andover High School decided to punish Cox anyway, determining that she had violated the school district’s zero tolerance policy against drug and alcohol use. Cox was demoted from her position as captain of the volleyball team, and suspended for five games.

    According to AHS’s student handbook, student athletes are forbidden from “knowingly being and remaining in the presence of other minors using alcohol or illegal drugs or controlled substances.” Since Cox admittedly attended the party–in order to help her drunk friend–she violated the policy.

    But Cox’s mother says she did the right thing, regardless of district policy.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/15/m...g-drunk-friend-get-home-safely/#ixzz2hn3eyIWg
     
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    This is what mindless zero tolerance policies do for our kids. It would be a shame is school officials had to actually.....think. You know...for themselves.
     
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    I say, we should have a Zero tolerance policy against public officals who operate on a stupidity level
     
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    I see the school's position, and somewhat agree with it.
     
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    Sure, ignore her call for help and then hear about how she died in a drunk-driving accident, or don't help and find out her friend got assaulted, raped or even killed by one of their drunken classmates. Sure beats being subjected to an idiotic "zero tolerance" policy and getting suspended and stripped of her captaincy.

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    That is a shame.
     
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