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North Andover (Mass) High School: Immediately reverse the decision to punish Erin Cox a designated driver!

Erin Cox should be hailed as a hero, a teenager who recognizes and acts on the dangers of drunk driving by reacting to a friends phone call for help- instead she is being punished. She and the friend who called for a ride when she realized she was in a dangerous situation are teens who heard the message! This action by the school administration threatens to undo all the progress made over the years convincing young people the importance of calling for help instead of driving under the influence or getting in a car with another who is under the influence.

I speak about this every day as my family has suffered the consequences  of drunk driving when my younger brother Zac Hartwell was killed as a passenger of an intoxicated driver. No family should feel this pain. Our brother Zac Hartwell was famed Jackass star Ryan Dunn's passenger on June 20th 2011 when they both lost their lives in a DUI crash. The amount of pain our family has experienced cannot be put into words and it is only by the actions of people brave enough to be designated drivers that these tragedies will end.

Good for you Erin Cox! Shame on the administration that has taken their policy to a level of ignorance.


Carrie Hartwell-Lewchuck

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This petition was delivered to:
  • North Andover High School
    Dr. Carla Scuzzarella, Principal
  • North Andover Public Schools
    Kevin Hutchinson, Superintendent

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