The number of vaping incidents since the beginning of the school year have increased dramatically at Chattooga High School and Summerville Middle School.
Vaping Incidents since school started:
Vaping Incidents for 2018-2019 school year:
Alcohol 1- Unintentional possession
Alcohol 2- Under influence without possession
Alcohol 3- Sale, purchase, transportation, possession, consumption of alcohol
• Any use of alcohol and illicit drugs is illegal and harmful.
• Medications at school must be handled in compliance with school guidelines. Forms acknowledging possession of asthma inhalers, epi-pens, insulin, etc. are available from your school.
A POSSESSION OR TRANSFER OF DRUG-RELATED OR TOBACCO
Possession of drug or smoking paraphernalia
Punishment will be at the discretion of the principal, depending upon the nature and circumstances of the violation. The principal may recommend suspension of one to nine school days or may recommend long-term assignment to alternative school and/or expulsion.
If the offense occurs on a bus or at a bus stop, in addition to the school disposition, the student may be suspended from bus transportation.
Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles. Many of these particles contain varying amounts of toxic chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, as well as respiratory and heart disease.
Vaping has grown in popularity with the rise of e-cigarettes, which were introduced to the mass market in the U.S. in 2007. Vaping devices include not just e-cigarettes, but also vape pens and advanced personal vaporizers (also known as ‘MODS’).