Marquette Senior High School looks to clear the air about vaping

Published: Nov. 1, 2018 at 8:21 PM EDT
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Marquette Senior High School has seen a drastic increase in the number of students caught vaping or with vaping materials. They've seen such an increase, they held an informational discussion Thursday night for the parents.

A panel of 10 experts including school administrators, doctors and law enforcement were part of the panel Thursday. Last year there were 21 total cases of vaping or related materials found, this year, just this quarter, it's already at 19. Those on the panel say the discussion Thursday is a way to keep parents informed.

"Hopefully they do understand that it is relatively new, because it's new we don't know as much as we'd like to about it and it has skyrocketed to the point that it's actually the number one choice for nicotine delivery amongst our youth," said Dr. Kevin Piggott, one of the Panelists.

"I hope that they leave with just more information so that they are able to have conversations with their kids and also understand what's being used, what are the devices and the different techniques and things that the kids are doing and information is power and they're going to be able to hopefully curb some of the use," said Chris Messano, Assistant Principal at MSHS.

The school administrators also added they haven't confiscated traditional tobacco smoking materials or caught students with them in a few years.

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