Erin Cox: School Punishes Teen for Driving Drunk Friend Home
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High School Punishes Team Volleyball Captain for Driving Drunk Friend Home
Although police cleared Cox, stating that she was not intoxicated, the school removed her as captain of the volleyball team and suspended her from five games, stating that their school has a zero tolerance policy regarding alcohol and drugs. According to The Huffington Post, the high school senior believed she was doing the responsible thing by going to pick up her friend. Had she allowed her friend to drive herself home, she could've seriously injured herself or someone else.
Cox's family has filed a lawsuit against the school in order to reinstate their daughter as captain.
"She did what she thought was right and I'm very proud of her," she said.
The school continues to stand behind its decision to punish Cox.