Posted: 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
By Rick Couri
Erin Cox was at home when a friend called and asked for her help. That friend had been drinking at a party and asked for a ride home.
Cox went to get her friend but police arrived at the party at the same time she did.
Erin was originally detained with the other kids but eventually had an officer write a statement saying she had no alcohol on her and had not been drinking.
That wasn’t enough for her school.
CBS Boston reports the 17 year old has been removed as her schools volleyball captain and was suspended for five days for violation of the zero tolerance policy.
"If a kid asks for help from a friend, you don't want that kid to say 'I'm sorry I can’t help you. I might end up in trouble at school,'" A family attorney said in an appeal to the school.
School representatives told the Boston Herald their hands were tied the instant the police were involved.
But when pressed the district couldn’t pinpoint which, if any, rule Eric had violated.
The school points out their policy does state any alcohol consumption is a violation but any activity linked to banned substances are "subject to investigation if that is deemed appropriate by the administration."
What do you think, should Erin be punished for going to get her friend? Leave your thoughts in our comments section below.