Probably The Most Idiotic Case Of "Zero Tolerance" Ever
An honor student comes to the rescue of a friend at a party who's drunk, ends up in violation of the schools asinine "zero tolerance" policy (the article doesn't spell out why -- but the video says it's because there was alcohol being served at the party). The student ends up getting demoted as captain of the volleyball team and suspended from playing for five games.
Bree Sison writes for WBZ-TV:
"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,'" said attorney Wendy Murphy, who is trying to help the Cox family get the school's decision reversed.
The Cox family filed a lawsuit in District Court on Friday but a lawyer for the school district argued against any kind of injunction. The judge ruled the court did not have jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, the parents of Erin's teammates have started a petition to support her.
Neither the school district nor its attorney could be reached for comment Sunday, but the Cox family is hoping they'll listen to the host of supporters who've stood behind Erin.
"She didn't do anything wrong. She did what she thought was right, and I'm very proud of her," Erin's mother said.
Love this mom. And this girl absolutely did the right thing.
More parents should raise kids like this.