Erin Cox, 17, was NOT attending a party that other underage minors were drinking at but was called to the scene by a female friend to drive her home.

She was warned by police that she would probably be called into court to explain why she was there (she pulled up after the police had already arrived and arrested some party attendees.).

Her high school suspended her because she was "involved" in something that fell under their "zero-tolerance" policy.

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Even though she was involved AFTER the wrong doing had occurred and had not committed and illegal acts.

Ridiculous.

Dear Schools and School Administrators,

You teach people to not drink and drive. You tell people to "call a friend." And when they do? YOU PUNISH THE FRIEND? This girl is a good citizen and a good friend. Watch how much the levels of fatalities rise if this becomes a trend. I had a group of girls die the night of my high school graduation. Their DD was high. If they could have called one of us sober people that night to come pick them up they would still be alive.

Fuck you.

Disrespectfully,

MoWeezy

ETA: Thank you CorbinDallas for pointing out that she hasn't been suspended from school, just athletics. I'm less enraged that she's being punished through athletics, but if she was a junior (and even a senior?) this could affect her chances of getting into colleges. Still enraged.

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