Oak Ridge High Closes Bathrooms to Fight Vaping Problem

[Dana Griffin, KCRA]

El Dorado Hills school cracks down on vaping.  Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills is taking measures to stop students from vaping hash oil on campus...

STUDENTS SAY THEY WITNESSED FIRSTHAND THE VAPING ISSUE AT OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

"I HAVE SEEN A FEW PEOPLEDOING IT IN SOME STALLS.VAPE PENS ARE BEINDISGUISED.IT CAN BE HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT."

DANA: TEENS ARE USING THE VAPEAND DEVICES TO INHALE TOBACCO,FLAVORED OILS, AND THC, THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN MARIJUANA.  STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO BETTER CONCEAL THE DRUGS FROM TEACHERS AND STAFF. ERIC CAN HELP STOP THE TREND BY SPEAKING WITH STUDENTS ABOUT THE NEGATIVE HEALTH RISK ASSOCIATED WITH VAPING, REITERATE THAT ALL VAPING DEVICES ARE A VIOLATION OF SCHOOL RULES, AND REMIND STUDENTS THAT THC, MARIJUANA, TOBACCO, AND NICOTINE, EVEN IN VAPE PENS, ARE ILLEGAL.

THE SCHOOL IS ASKING PARENTS TO SUPPORT THE DECISION TO CLOSE RESTROOMS DURING CLASS TIME, WHERE THE SCHOOL SAYS VAPING IS TAKING PLACE.THE SCHOOL 

SAYS ALL AVAILABLE RESTROOMS WILL BE OPEN DURING BREAKS AND LUNCH, BUT DURING CLASS TIME, STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE ACCESS TO THE CAFETERIA RESTROOMS....

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