WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Watertown’s Case Center College has been attempting to curb children vaping on campus.
It’s a difficult process for Principal Mark Taylor.
“They come in all shapes and sizes and they’re able to hide them,” stated Taylor.
Particularly when there are blind spots college students can benefit from.
“We have found that a lot of kids find the bathrooms are good, safe places for them to do that,” stated Taylor.
To try to repair that, the college has been awarded an almost $2,000 grant to purchase two Halo Sensible Sensors.
These detect vapors from issues like e-cigarettes and silently alert the workplace.
An official with the corporate that makes them says he’s glad to be part of colleges tackling vaping.
“It’s great that we’re able to help eliminate that and get them back to teaching and learning,” stated Rick Cadiz, VP of Gross sales and Advertising at IPVideo.
A handful of North Nation colleges have been awarded the same grant to the one Case Center College obtained. It’s from a partnership between the Northern New York Group Basis and a committee known as the Safer Faculties Endeavor.
“We wanted to do something here locally to ensure our Jefferson and Lewis County schools were empowered to have some funding,” stated Erika Flint, The Secure Faculties Endeavor Committee Chairwoman.
This yr, the Secure Faculties Endeavor awarded round $16 thousand in complete to 9 Jefferson County colleges, cash donated by the neighborhood.
Flint says the thought began in 2018 after the college capturing in Parkland, Florida.
“Our motto has really been simple that, that doing nothing is really the only thing that leads to failure,” stated Flint.
At Case, Taylor says there’s a plan if the 2 sensors show to chop down on vaping.
“Try and purchase more to fill our bathrooms with them, so that that’s not where kids are going to be able to do it. And hopefully that will cut down on them doing it in school,” stated Taylor.
He expects to obtain the grant cash and purchase the detectors on the finish of the month.
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