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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

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Massachusetts high school senior is punished for doing the right thing.

Erin Cox offered to drive her friend home from a party where there was underage drinking. To be clear Erin was not drinking. Police have confirmed this.

Erin is an honors student and a star player on her high school volleyball team at North Andover High School. She hopes to play in college. But as of right now Erin is on the bench, stripped of her captainship and suspended for five games.

Erin says she had finished work when she got a call from a friend who had been drinking and needed a ride. When Erin arrived at the party to pick up her friend, police showed up.

Erin's school has a zero tolerance policy where drinking is involved, and even though she wasn't drinking, she was punished.

This is of course ridiculous and unfair. But beyond that, by punishing this girl, the school is sending the wrong message. This will make teens feel like they're better off driving drunk or letting their friends do so, in order to avoid getting into trouble. This is a dangerous message.

The school should be praising Erin as a role model and using her as an example.

The hashtag #IStandWithErinCox has spread on Twitter, and many on social media are at least praising Erin for her "responsibility and common sense."

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