HB 114 Takes Effect
Jaqueline Hernandez-Rebolledo, Staff Reporter
House Bill 114 went into effect last Friday, Sep. 1, making it mandatory for students caught with nicotine products, including vape pens, to be sent to an alternative campus.
Government officials as well as school administrators have noticed a surge in teenage vaping. What was once 40 cases a month has transformed into a shocking 300 cases in just the month of May.
This means that school policy no longer holds the power to designate consequences or consider the student’s disciplinary record. It is now state law that students must be sent to alternative school if caught in possession of vapes, e-cigarettes, or THC products on campus or within 300 ft of school property.