High schools embrace ‘vape detectors’ in fight against bathroom vaping

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Illinois High schools in Chicago suburbs have also installed vaping detectors, including Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale South High Schools and Evanston Township High School, CNN affiliate WGN reported last month. Ohio Revere Local School District has installed 16 vape detectors at Revere High School and Revere Middle School, the district announced earlier this month. Vape detectors. Superintendent Michael Rossi Jr. told CNN that it has installed two vape detectors in Sparta High School, set to be fully functional later in the month. Olentangy Local School District has also attempted to crack down on vaping with detectors.

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As the numbers of middle and high school students who vape continue to rise -- the US Food and Drug Adminstration says more than 20% of highschoolers use e-cigarettes -- school districts around the country are starting to fight back. Their tool? Vape detectors. The sensor devices, which resembled smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, can detect vaping in places such as bathrooms or closets -- the kind of places where kids have tried to smoke for decades. Some are even equipped to detect THC oil, a compound found in marijuana, and pick up sound abnormalities like shouting, which could be helpful in preventing bullying. Once detected, a notification is sent...

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