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What do you think? School's 'zero tolerance' policy pushes the limits

This June 10 2013 photo, Marysville Getchell High School seniors celebrate their graduation at Everett Community College in Everett, Wash. Most of Washington s high school seniors are now passing the statewide exams required to graduate. But that fact doesn t make life any easier for the nearly 7,000 kids in the Class of 2013 who have yet to pass a statewide math test and did not get their diplomas in June. This year s graduating class was the first required to pass either an algebra or geometry test to graduate, in addition to previous requirements to pass tests in reading and writing. To earn their diplomas, seniors must also meet credit requirements, and complete a senior project and write a plan for what they want to do after high school.
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Two weeks ago, Massachusetts high school senior Eric Cox thought she was doing the right thing by coming to the aid of a friend who'd been drinking under-age. When that friend called for a ride, Cox didn't hesitate to drive and keep her intoxicated friend from getting behind the wheel. Although the police cleared her of any wrongdoing since she wasn't the one drinking that night, Cox's high school was decidedly more strict:

The local CBS affiliate in Boston reports that the school found Cox in violation of its "zero tolerance" policy against drugs and alcohol:

“She didn’t do anything wrong. She did what she thought was right, and I’m very proud of her,” Erin’s mother, Eleanor, told WBZ-TV.

What do you think: Should a school's "zero tolerance" policy extend to designated drivers by association?

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