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Texas school district changes its dress code to stop children from vaping

Mar 1, 2019 by

  • Channing Independent School District will make students show their forearms  
  • ‘They got to pull them up two or three inches above the wrist’ a spokesman says
  • The school district stopped short of an outright ban on hoodies 
  • But staff will also monitor bathrooms between classes to stop the trend 
  • Students found vaping on school property also face suspension 
  • Juul says they are ‘developing new technology to further limit youth access’

A Texas school district has said it has changed its dress code and banned long sleeve tops to stop children from vaping and then hiding the smoke.

Channing Independent School District updated their policy so that teachers can see student’s forearms after a spike in the number of e-cigarettes on campus.

The school district stopped short of an outright ban on hoodies but staff will also monitor bathrooms between classes, ABC7 reports.

Robert McClain, Superintendent Channing ISD said: ‘We found a couple of juuls that are like vape pens and confiscated them.

‘We went to the internet trying to figure out, ‘okay how big a problem is this?’

Channing Independent School District has changed its dress code and banned long sleeve tops to stop school children from vaping and then hiding the smoke

Channing Independent School District has changed its dress code and banned long sleeve tops to stop school children from vaping and then hiding the smoke

Robert McClain, Superintendent Channing ISD, said they took the action to stop students from smoking at school
The district updated their policy so that teachers can see student's forearms after a spike in the number of e-cigarettes on campus

Robert McClain, Superintendent Channing ISD, said they took the action to stop students from smoking at school. The district updated their policy so that teachers can see student’s forearms after a spike in the number of e-cigarettes on campus

After discovering just how widespread the problem is and how the smoke can be hidden by exhaling into sleeves, McClain said they took action to stop students from smoking at school.

He added: ‘If they’re wearing long sleeves of any sort they got to pull them up or roll them up basically two or three inches above the wrist. When they put their hands to their face we know its not’s going on.’

‘We considered doing away with hoodies completely but some of our kids are cold-natured. Some of our kids like the hoodies. I don’t want to punish our kids but I want to keep our kids safe.’

Students found vaping on school property face suspension.

Parent Renee Miller said: ‘As a parent I want my kids to know that everybody is watching out for them because it takes a community to raise a child. I feel the staff is watching out for the kids and that’s the best interest.’

Source: Texas school district changes its dress code to stop children from vaping | Daily Mail Online

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