Elementary students caught vaping at Wimberley school

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WIMBERLEY, TX (KXAN) — Two students at Jacob’s Well Elementary were caught vaping at school Tuesday, according to a letter to parents from Wimberley ISD Superintendent Dwain York.

York called the incident “a big eye-opener,” adding that the district has seen vaping at the high school, but this is the first time at the elementary school.

School leaders notified the students’ parents and they were disciplined.

The Superintendent wrote in the letter that it’s an important reminder to talk to your children about the dangers of vaping.

Below is Superintendent York’s complete letter to parents:

Dear Jacob’s Well Elementary School Families.

Today was a challenging day at JWE, and working together with parents, teachers, students and administrators, we confirmed that two students were using vaping devices on campus.

As you are aware, vaping is not allowed on any Wimberley ISD property. There are health concerns associated with these products, and the substance in the vaping devices has been deemed very addictive. For the safety of all the Jacob’s Well students, we have notified the parents of the students who were using the devices and appropriate disciplinary action has been taken to prevent this from happening again. 

Because of the serious nature of vaping and the ease in which it can be hidden, please be vigilant in helping us keep these devices out of our children’s hands and remind them of the dangerous effects of vaping. 

This is an important reminder to us all to have conversations with our students about this very concerning matter. 

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