New Jersey Schools Crack Down On Vaping With Stricter Punishments For Students – CBS New York

RAMSEY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A vaping crackdown is now in effect at New Jersey schools.

Administrators tell CBS2’s Meg Baker that students caught with e-cigarettes or other nicotine-delivery devices will face big trouble.

You vape, you get drug tested — that’s the deal in Essex County school districts, like Millburn and Montclair, and in Bergen County districts, like Ramsey.

Policies are being upgraded as e-cigarettes become more popular among teens. If caught using a vaping device, students can now be found in violation of substance abuse policies at some schools.

“I think it’s a good idea, because if they’re not supposed to be doing it, then the school should enforce the rules. And if they’re not supposed to be vaping at school, there should be some consequence for bad behavior,” parent Erin Taddei told Baker.

“They should have policies in place to make sure it doesn’t happen,” said fellow parent Steve Zike.

One parent wasn’t too sure about the drug testing factor.

“Getting drug tested, I don’t know. Maybe there are civil liberties, I don’t know,” she said.

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