Dangers of vaping have led New Braunfels ISD administrators to remind students about the many consequences of vaping, as NBISD takes the health and safety of it’s students seriously.
Vaping of any substance will result in immediate removal from campus, and the student will be placed into the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program, also known as DAEP. Vaping substances, such as THC, will result in stiffer penalties.
On Wednesday, October 18, a New Braunfels High School student was arrested for allegedly vaping THC. Vaping THC punishments are considered a felony and the consequences can be heavy, depending on the amount that is confiscated.
Along with the financial consequences and possible jail time, vaping THC can also lead to health issues. According to drugfree.org, some of the long-lasting or permanent effects include:
- Difficulty with critical thinking skills like attention, problem solving and memory
- Impaired reaction time and coordination, especially as it relates to driving
- Decline in school performance
- Increased risk of mental health issues including depression or anxiety and, in some cases, psychosis where there is a family history of it
NBISD would like to remind students and guardians that there is zero tolerance for vaping at school.