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Vaping Letter to Parents

Dear Clark High School Families,

Student safety is one of our top priorities at Clark High School.

Nationwide, schools are experiencing a dramatic increase in vaping incidents. We want you to be aware of how these incidents will be handled on campus.

Vaping devices are prohibited, as outlined in the NISD Student Code of Conduct.

Vaping is the inhaling of vapor created by an electronic cigarette or a similar vaping device. Vaping devices, or e-cigarettes, have cartridges filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and dangerous chemicals.

They are typically consumed from small, inconspicuous devices. A popular brand could easily be mistaken for a USB drive to the untrained eye.

The liquid is heated into a vapor that is released. The vapor that is ingested may contain dangerous chemicals, nicotine, and/or THC (the principal psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) and can cause addiction. They are often marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes.

Students who are in possession of any item which tests positively for THC will be recommended for expulsion to Bexar County Juvenile Justice Academy. Possessing any controlled substance as detailed above can also result in separate felony criminal penalties to include arrest as determined by law enforcement.

Clark High School is committed to playing a proactive role in preventing what the FDA has termed an “epidemic” among young people. You can read more about it by visiting the following website: https://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/

Please take a moment to review both your expectations and those in the Student Code of Conduct with your child, emphasizing the serious safety and disciplinary consequences that can result from vaping.

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration to ensure the safest possible educational environment for all students.

Dr. Jerry Woods - Principal  

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