A High School Student Gets SUSPENDED For Driving Her Drunk Friend Home?
Here’s a bizarre story where doing the right thing gets your suspended?
North Andover High School senior volleyball player, Erin Cox, has been suspended for five games and was stripped of being a Captain after she drove to pick up a friend who was too drunk to drive home, according to several reports.
The incident took place two weeks ago when Cox got the call from her friend who was too drunk to drive home, when Cox picked up her friend, police had already arrested several people for underage possession of alcohol as well as warning others that they’d be summoned to court for drinking.
Police officer Brian Neeley stood up for Erin saying she was in fact sober and Cox’s mother Eleanor made sure she told this to the Boston Herald along with telling them that her daughter was one of many who were summoned.
Eleanor filed a lawsuit in hopes that it would reverse the school’s decision, even having a written statement from Neeley, but the court ruled on Friday that it had no jurisdiction over the situation.
Attorney Geoffrey Bok, who represented the school in court Friday, told the Herald that school didn’t have many options once police became involved, telling the paper, "The school is trying to take a very serious and principled stand regarding alcohol. And we all get that. Teen drinking is a serious problem."
Jon Longley, North Andover athletic director, did not have any comments.
Here's a girl who picked up her drunk friend to prevent her from driving home drunk and potentially saving a life but ends up getting suspended? Huh?