Indiana high school cracks down on student vaping with fines

Indiana

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (South Bend Tribune) — An Indiana high school is cracking down on students who vape.

The South Bend Tribune reports that Mishawaka High School enacted a policy this year allowing resource officers to issue tickets to students caught vaping at least twice.

Violations carry a $145 fine among other consequences.

Mann says Mishawaka officials devised a plan last summer to address the mounting number of students vaping, a practice in which nicotine is heated and inhaled through a pen-like device.

Mishawaka students received 75 out-of-school suspensions for tobacco use last school year. So far, 40 students have been suspended this year.

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