CHANNING, Texas (KXAN) — A school district in the Texas panhandle is changing its dress code to prevent students from vaping in school.
The new policy in the Channing ISD makes students roll up their sleeves when they wear a hoodie or a sweatshirt so teachers can see their forearms.
That’s because students can hide vape pens in their hands and then force the device down their sleeves so they don’t get caught.
“We talked about banning hoodies, but we know some of our kids are cold-natured, and some have preferences that they want to keep the hoodies. So we felt like this was something that would help us be preventative, but yet allow them to keep their hoodies,” said Channing ISD superintendent Robert Mclain.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control said there was a nearly 80-percent jump in e-cigarette use among high schoolers from 2017 to 2018.