A Massachusetts high school senior has been stripped of her title as captain of the volleyball team and suspended for five games after she was caught with a bunch of other teens at an underage drinking party.
But as far as North Andover High School is concerned, the 17-year-old honor student violated the district's zero tolerance alcohol and drug policy just the same.
A lawsuit filed by the family in District Court last week was rejected after the judge ruled that the court lacked jurisdiction.
It's unclear what the school would have had Erin do instead — let the teen drive home drunk? — but, for Erin, the choice was clear.
And, asked if she would do it again knowing what she knows now about the school's intransigent policy, Erin said she would.