Students may also face fines, warns principal of St. Joseph High School in Barrhaven
At least one Ottawa high school is attempting to snuff out the problem of students vaping in its washrooms by removing their doors.
Like tobacco smoking, vaping is verboten on school property in Ontario, but some students are flouting the ban by puffing their vape pens or e-cigarettes in the relative sanctuary of the WC.
In his weekly blog, Don Murphy, the principal of St. Joseph High School in Barrhaven, announced the doors are coming off all but two of the school’s bathrooms.
“As you may have read in the media lately, vaping indoors has become an issue in many Ottawa-area schools, and St. Joe’s is no exception,” Murphy wrote.
“In order to address this problem, washroom doors will soon be removed from most of our washrooms so that vaping can be detected more readily and washrooms can be entered quickly.”
Giacomo Panico – CBC News – January 9, 2019.