Schools are using surveillance tech to catch students vaping

Schools across the country are using surveillance technology to catch middle and high school students vaping, which could land the students in legal trouble.

In Texas, the minimum consequences for a student caught vaping in the Tyler School District is 30 days at an alternative school, where students do coursework but do not attend classes. But students could receive a misdemeanor citation, be given a fine, or if their vapes contain THC, they could face a felony charge, according to the Associated Press.

The equipment will most commonly be cameras and sensors that are programmed to detect vape mist and THC. Some sensors can also detect certain words that point to bullying or monitor for sounds like gunshots.

Sensors sold by HALO Smart Sensors do not have cameras or record audio,
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