Demand Justice for Girl Punished for Driving Intoxicated Friend Home


Target: North Andover High School Officials

Goal: Revoke punishments against girl who picked up and drove home her intoxicated friend.

A North Andover, Mass. High School student is being punished after driving a drunk friend home from a party that was broken up by the police. Student Erin Cox is being punished by North Andover High School for simply picking up her friend. Cox is being stripped of her volleyball captain status and has been suspended for five games.

North Andover High School defends their decision to punish Cox by stating that they are just honoring their zero tolerance policy for alcohol. Instead, the school has simply proved that they create an atmosphere that discouraging students from being mature and responsible.

Parties cannot be avoided in high school, but it is important that there are students who are able to support their friends who make poor choices, and who can help their friends avoid dangerous situations. If Erin Cox had not picked up her intoxicated friend, the friend may have chosen to drive herself home, putting herself and others in serious danger.

Many of Cox’s friends and family, and members of the local community, are standing behind her and helping her to fight these unjust punishments.

Please sign the petition below to help Erin receive justice for doing the right thing in a dangerous situation.


Dear North Andover High School Officials,

Please do the right thing and revoke your recent punishments against Erin Cox, the student who drove her intoxicated friend home from a party. You have every right to punish those who attended the party and were drinking, but those who were helping to keep those who made poor decisions out of trouble deserve only praise.

By using your zero tolerance policy to justify the punishments, you are proving nothing but the fact that your school systems are environments that discourage responsible and safe decisions. If Erin had chosen to ignore her friend’s request for a ride, the friend may have chosen to drive herself home and created a significantly more dangerous situation.

Erin took the right action and deserves justice for the unfair punishments enforced on her.


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One Comment

  1. This girl being punished is sending the wrong message people! Open your eyes, seriously! This young lady did the right thing. I don’t think ya’ll would be saying much if she didn’t drive her drunk friend home, and instead, this drunk friend decided to drive and happened to kill one of your family members instead. Think about it! I applaud this girl for doing THE RIGHT THING! Anyone who punished this girl should be slapped! The message this is sending to all those young people out there is, “Hey! If someone you care about is intoxicated, DO NOT help them get home because you will be punished. Let them figure it out on their own, and most likely make a bad situation a horrible, tragic one. We don’t care if they kill someone, or ruin someone’s life by hitting them and making them crippled! But if you decide to DO THE RIGHT THING, YOU WILL BE PUNISHED!” This is so ass backwards, it’s disgusting! You cannot change the fact that teens will be teens, and they will experience partying and drinking, but let’s hope that they are smart enough to do what this girl did. Otherwise, there will be a lot more drunk driving killing accidents to come! KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING!

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