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Vaping detectors installed at Niskayuna High School

September 18, 2019 05:21 PM

NISKAYUNA - As New York state takes a big step to curb teen vaping by banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, school districts in the Capital Region are also getting their message out.

One of those places is Niskayuna High School, where vaping detectors are now being installed in some of the bathrooms.

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If the detectors are triggered, an email alert is sent to the main office, allowing school officials to respond to the restroom and confront the people inside.

The detectors were paid for by a grant from the Niskayuna Community Action Program. It's not causing taxpayers anything.

Around 1,400 students attend the school. If the program goes well, the detectors could be installed in middle and elementary schools in the district.

Hear from the high school principal about how he hopes it will help stop vaping in the school by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.

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