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Students Shocked with New School Vaping Policy

On the first day of school, students found out about the new vaping policy created by the school administration. The students had varying reactions to the news. 

Many students are worried they will face trouble for doing nothing; however, for some students, they are not nervous at all about the new vaping policy. According to student Kain Acevedo, “I’m not worried at all because I don’t vape since vaping is for losers.”

Some students have wondered why the policy was revised, and many ideas have been passed around. Some believe the stricter punishments will discourage students from vaping. Some believe it is just to relieve the crowded bathrooms. Acevedo explains, “The vapers crowd up the bathrooms, and administration is tired of it.”

The current policy’s punishment states the following: “Principal/student conference and four days out-of-school suspension,” unlike the previous year which states, “First offense Principal/student conference, detention, or in school suspension.”

Some teachers believe that the policy could cause problems. The stricter punishments that include more in school suspension and out of school suspension time could lead to more students missing class. According to Spanish teacher Gier, “More students will be out of class, which is gonna [sic] lead to more credit deficiency.”

Even with the mixed feelings of the policy, many [teachers and students] believe the school year has started off great. “Morale seems to be higher for students and teachers, and this year has gotten off to a better start than years past,” expresses Gier.

Through careful investigation of the policy and interviews of students and teachers it is believed the policy is effective; however, only time will tell how truly effective the policy will be. 

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