School District of Lee County holds vaping prevention seminar

The School District of Lee County is warning parents that more of its students are vaping and concealing it from their watchful eyes.

A terrifying wake-up call for families in school districts like Lee County, where vaping is a dangerous problem. Ried Locke, a student in eighth grade, and his parents, Robyn and Paul, are some of the few learning about the risks of vaping at a prevention seminar Tuesday evening.

“We have two older boys that have….brought this to the table in some concerning ways for us,” Robyn said.

The presentation showed the different ways kids are vaping and how to tell if they are doing it. Increased thirst, nose bleeds and mood swings are some of the warning signs.

Before stopping altogether, the prevention specialist said to consult medical professionals for the safest option as withdrawals can be dangerous.

With the increasing epidemic, now linked to deaths, families like Locke do not want to be left in the dark.

”We had kids because we want to be parents,” Robyn said, “and we don’t want to see that happen.”

Reporter:Gina Tomlinson
Writer:Michael Mora
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