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North Andover High Senior Opposes Punishment For Trying To Aid Friend

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A Massachusetts high school senior has lost her volleyball team captaincy and been suspended for five games for what she says was an effort to prevent a friend from driving drunk.

North Andover High School's Erin Cox says she got a call two weeks ago from a friend at a party who said she was too drunk to drive.

Cox, trying to do the right thing, went to pick up her friend. When she got there, police had arrived.

Although police confirm Cox was not drinking, school officials punished her for violating a no tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol.

Erin's mother, Eleanor Cox, told WBZ-TV her daughter "did what she thought was right."

The family has hired a lawyer.

Neither the school superintendent nor principal immediately responded to telephone messages.

This program aired on October 15, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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