Sanger High to install vape detection devices inside campus restrooms

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SANGER, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Sanger High School announced on Thursday they will have scheduled vape detection units installed in campus restrooms as a security measure.

The school says they are placing these units to combat the epidemic growth of vape electronic cigarettes.

According to Sanger High the devices are designed to maintain privacy, detecting chemicals in the air and sending real-time alerts to administration.

The school says that if students are identified using any chemicals in the restrooms they will be eligible for intervention and support as well as disciplinary consequences.

The device will also include features that detect:

  • Gas and Smoke
  • Sound detection like gunshot and glass break
  • Aggressive behavior and bullying
  • Real-time alerts for quick response time

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