Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there was a nearly 80-percent jump in e-cigarette use among high schoolers from 2017 to 2018. Channing ISD has seen these numbers and that means a change in the school dress code.

The district released a statement that says "We have asked students who are wearing long sleeves, hoodies, sweatshirts, coats, etc., to push their sleeves up where we can see the lower part of their forearm.  We have done this because of students "vaping" in school.  They will hide the small Juul unit in their hand while pulling their sleeve over their hand.  The student then will put their sleeve up to their hand, breathe it in and expel the vapor into the sleeve where staff cannot see it.  This slight change in the dress code makes this much more difficult to do."

But that's not all. The school district will also crack down on the use of cellphones and ear buds in the classroom. "Students have started taking advantage of some leniency in the cellphone and headphone policy.  This has also been reiterated to students and teachers that cellphones and headphones are not to be used in the classroom other than by specific teacher instructions.  Students had gotten to listening to their headphones or playing with their cellphones while instruction was taking place.  Sometimes, they would take one headphone out so that they could "hear," but the music was still going on in the other ear and/or they could hear when their phone rang of they received a text.  We feel this is a distraction and disrespectful to the teacher who is trying to teach."

How is your child's school dealing with the vaping trend? Let us know in the comments below.

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