Vape Detectors to be Installed in Olentangy High School Bathrooms

POWELL, Ohio (24-7 News)--Devices designed to detect chemicals created by vaping will be installed in ll bathroom of high schools in the Olentangy Local School District.

The Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to approve $20,000 to have the devices installed at the four high schools. The board also authorized the move to permit any student to be suspended for three days that is found in possession of e-cigarettes.

The moves are an effort to crack down on student using vaping products inside school buildings.

School officials hope to have the vape detectors installed by the Thanksgiving break.

Leaders say they are not smoke detectors, and will alert to chemicals only produced by vaping.

(photo courtesy ABC-6)

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