It has come to the attention of both the students and teachers at Science Leadership Academy that students are vaping in the building. The most common place for students to vape is in the bathroom. They will either step out of class to do it or during their lunch.
On March 11th, a note in the advisory memo stated how much of a problem vaping has been during school hours and with a reminder about how vaping is not allowed at SLA. Also, it stated that if students are caught vaping anywhere on school grounds, they could get suspended.
In my advisory, Ms. Siswick explained how if we are found in the bathroom with people that are actually smoking, there is a possibility that all of us would be suspended for it.
I don’t like this at all. I feel as though that instead of blaming everyone that is in the bathroom, drug test should be provided to see who’s guilty and who’s not. Not everyone is apart of doing drugs, so not everyone should be blamed for it.
I asked Ms. Siswick to explain more about her statement that other students could get in trouble if found in the bathroom while vaping was occurring.
“When it comes to students vaping in the bathroom, we will come to the conclusion if who’s guilty and who’s not,” Ms.Siswick explained. “For example, if two students are smoking next to the window, while another student is washing their hands, if a teacher walk in, they will know who was smoking and who wasn’t.”
Her comments reflected that teachers are capable of observing who’s doing what by the actions they are pursuing. Also, part of the reason why this is a big problem is because tobacco and nicotine is illegal for students to do.
I think that, if students want to do drugs, they should do it outside of school, so that they don’t potentially ruin other student records. And overall, students should save all smoking activities outside of school. What’s the point of even doing it in school if all your going to do is get in trouble?