Vape sensors coming to Morton High schools

Andres Moreno & Alexis Arellano, News reporters

Next year, Morton High Schools (Morton East and Morton West) will install vape sensors in the bathrooms. 

Beginning of the 2018/19 school year at the Morton High schools, administrators saw a dramatic rise in student misconduct involving vaping. This led to an increase by 15% of given suspensions to students for vaping within school grounds. Also, with such activity commonly occurring led to messier unsanitary conditions in the bathrooms. In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 15 students reported they have vaped at least once in a school bathroom. 

“I have seen many students during lunch hours vape in the bathroom stalls, making the bathrooms very crowded and unpleasant,” senior Christian Gutierrez said. 

Nonetheless, students aren’t the only ones to witness this activity, but teachers as well.  

“I have had numerous students ask for bathroom passes, when they return abnormally squinting and coughing,” journalism teacher Kent Frankfother said. 

Administrators and staff are very disappointed with this activity, but janitors are infuriated with the conditions they have to cleanup.  

“I’ve had many instances where students throw used vape pens into the urinals, which is disgusting and no one should have to clean that up,” maintenance staff Gilberto Vasquez said. 

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