EFFIE BATEMAN | Lifestyle | Contact
A school’s attempt to thwart vaping has unfortunately been undermined today, which really shouldn’t come as a surprise seeing as teenagers have both a knack for being creative and rebelling against authority.
This comes as the worrying trend of vaping has grown in popularity amongst teenagers, who are doing exactly what their parents did twenty years ago – partaking in any vice they can get their hands on.
However, unlike acoustic cigarettes, which smell as deadly as they taste, vapes make it easy for people to forget that they’re inhaling nicotine. In fact, you could argue that teenagers make the perfect market demographic for what is essentially lolly flavoured air.
One school that is trying to deal with this growing problem is Betoota Heights State High, who have now opted to install $1200 vape detectors that send a notification to teachers when something sets it off – of course, by the time the teacher even gets there, it’s likely the culprit has vanished anyway.
But one thing the school really didn’t account for, was just how long it would take for the detectors to be completely destroyed, by a combination of ‘wet toilet paper’, ‘aerosol’ and ‘just straight ripping it from the ceiling.’
The Betoota Heights principal has now urged teachers to sit in the last toilet cubicle ‘in shifts’, so they can jump out and rugby tackle the nearest bystander whenever they catch a whiff of blueberries.
More to come.