Superintendent Art Ebert said the sensors will deter teens from vaping on campus.
“Summit Fire Protection, with a bid of $94,370, is being recommended for several reasons:
- It is the low bidder.
- It will not involve subcontractors.
- The firm has experience installing various types of sensors in buildings.
- Work could be finished by the end of 2021.” read a release on Sturgis Journal.
Meanwhile, another school district, Evart, has decided to join the evergrowing legal movement against Juul Labs. Evart School District has also had vape deterctors installed and taken other actions to minimize the chances of teen vaping in their schools, and the school’s Superintendent Shirley Howard hopes that via the lawsuit, they are may get some compensation for the purchase and installation costs of these detectors.
“We do have vaping detectors in all of our middle and high school bathrooms and that cost us around $47,000, so we may recoup the costs of that,” she said. “The reason we wanted the vaping detectors was because we wanted them for not just catching kids, but felt like putting in the detectors would make students stop and think about not doing it.”
Juul accused of minimizing the health risks of its products
The lawsuit accuses Juul of minimizing the health risks of its products in marketing campaigns in order to lure teens and strategizing to create a product that would generate profit by causing addiction.
“It’s a lawsuit against JUUL labs and also the vaping product manufacturers,” said Howard as quoted by Pioneer. “The lawsuit not only seeks monetary damages for costs schools have already incurred relating to vaping, but also funding for future vaping-related costs. We feel it will be beneficial and that it really can’t hurt us. If there’s a chance of recovering some costs, that’s always a benefit.”