Clarksville-Montgomery Co. Schools installing vaping sensors in school bathrooms

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — When it comes to cracking down on students vaping on campus, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System isn’t blowing smoke.


“We wanted to kind of get ahead of that and decrease that in our schools,” said Lauren Richmond, Safety and Health Coordinator for CMCSS.


Rossview High, Clarksville High and West Creek High have already installed Halo sensors that can detect tobacco and THC in the air, and then notifies administrators. Kenwood High School is in the process of installing its sensors right now.


“If the student has already left the bathroom, they could go back and look on camera to see which students came out at the time the notification was received,” Richmond said.


Students caught with vape pens that contain drugs or tobacco will have cases referred to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. It will be up to them to see if there will be any criminal penalties involved.