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you're right, it wasn't a felony, she just got caught helping her friend to avoid suspension.

 

Nonsense, did you miss the part where she arrived at the same time as the police? She didn't go there to sneak her friend home, she went to give a friend who had been drinking a ride. Ever hear of "friends don't let friends drive drunk"? They only detained her because they thought she was part of the party attendees who had been drinking, and they let her go because she'd done nothing wrong. The school should be commending her instead of punishing her.

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More to the point, being high and robbing a place are both criminal offences.

 

The drunk girl in this story didn't commit an offence that has accessory implications, she merely breached guidelines that weren't even related to her (the sport team handbook), which resulted in the friend picking her up getting done for it.

^ This, is ****ing stupid, and completely unrelated..

i was saying it so people could see the parallels of action/consequence... some don't seem to see them very easily.

 

Nonsense, did you miss the part where she arrived at the same time as the police? She didn't go there to sneak her friend home, she went to give a friend who had been drinking a ride. Ever hear of "friends don't let friends drive drunk"? They only detained her because they thought she was part of the party attendees who had been drinking, and they let her go because she'd done nothing wrong. The school should be commending her instead of punishing her.

i did see that part, and more. she arrived same time but left with the friend before police could identify the underage drunk person (her friend). The girl did do the right thing by not letting her freind drive drunk, but that's just a smoke screen for the real reason and why the school is punishing her.

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While it sucks that the school was stupid she should get over it.  In the real world no one is going to give to ****s whether you were captain of a high school volleyball team or not.

 

You also have to consider things like this look GOOD on college applications, especially if she's going for a major college. Having a record that she was suspended from Captain and games looks REALLY bad, especially if it's related to drug/alcohol, despite the fact that she was sober, and only doing the right thing.

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She ended up in the wrong place, at the wrong time. And no good deed goes unpunished.

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she aided her friend to escape detection/punishment

 

 

 

 

Cox, an honor student and volleyball star, received a cell phone message from an intoxicated friend asking for a ride home from a party earlier this month, according to the Boston Herald. However, Cox arrived at the party at the same time as the police, who were arresting a slew of students for underage drinking.

 

 

Unless you have some additional info, the article makes it seem as if she got the call before police got there and got there at the same time as the police. So from her perspective it would seem ALL she was doing was helping a friend get home. Not the whole "she's playing the getaway driver mentality" as you are trying to make it seem. You can play the assumption game but that's all you're doing. 

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i did see that part, and more. she arrived same time but left with the friend before police could identify the underage drunk person (her friend). The girl did do the right thing by not letting her freind drive drunk, but that's just a smoke screen for the real reason and why the school is punishing her.

 

 

Again you are playing the assumption game. For all you know the police were more then aware of the drunk girls state but let her go with her sober friend that they did recognize. Iv personally been on both sides of that fence when I was under age and was allowed to both go home with a sober designated driver as well as be one taking drunk underage friends home. Shockingly police can be sensible and not resort to arresting everyone they see doing something wrong in the eyes of the law. 

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Hello,

From a legal standpoint, nothing happened (Im not sure how being 17 and drinking is even treated, as a misdemeanor or what). But the driver did nothing wrong....Besides, why should the school get involved in things OUT OF school hours? They have no permission as legal guardian out of school hours.

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Hello,

From a legal standpoint, nothing happened (Im not sure how being 17 and drinking is even treated, as a misdemeanor or what).

 

The law of the land says you must be 21.

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We really need a good house cleaning of these idiots who are running our schools.

AMEN!! These zero tolerance policies are totally dumb. Just an excuse for school administrators to follow cookbook discipline and not to take responsibility for making hard decisions.

Another example is if some kid is being pummeled by a bully he gets suspended too for being in a fight, sometimes even if he/she don't (or cann't) fight back. Doesn't matter if the participation was voluntary or not.

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The 'moral' thing to do would be to 'rescue' the one who made the mistake.

The 'ethical' thing to do would be to let the one who made the mistake suffer the ramifications resulting from the 'mistake'.

 

One doesn't learn 'lessons in life' when one doesn't suffer injury or harm as a result of actions.

 

 

The person drinking wasn't of legal age to drink and therefore should not have been partaking of the spirits.

The person who went to pick up said under-age person is therefore guilty of aiding the alleged crime- consumption of alcohol by one otherwise prohibited of such.

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