Code of conduct: What students need to know about vaping in schools

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SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – School officials are clearing the air about e-cigarettes and JUULs.

The Surgeon General has declared a “youth epidemic,” and it is pushing school districts in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry to toughen their stance on vaping.

“If a student comes on campus, or is riding a bus and is caught and has a device and paraphenelia or is caught using it, they’ll have to be addressed through the normal code of conduct process.”

Captain Rob Rodriguez, SCCPSS

Most schools have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to vaping. It’s up to the school administrator to determine the severity of the offense and its consequence. The rules apply for kids smoking/vaping on school property or at any school-sponsored event.

Students will face immediate suspension in Chatham, Effingham and Beaufort Counties if they’re caught smoking. Officials threaten to involve law enforcement in Bryan and Liberty Counties.

To review the code of conduct for each county, click on the name above.

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