On Monday, the Lawrence County Health Department presented some vape detectors to the Ironton Elementary and Middle schools to install in the bathrooms in an effort to prevent students from vaping. From left are Debbie Fisher, public information officer for the Lawrence County Health Department, Angela Bostick-Doyle, the director of nursing at the Lawrence County Health Department, Ironton Middle School principal Toben Schreck and Ironton school nurse Heather Lambert.
Devices also sense loud noises. With the start of the new school year, one of the newest pieces of equipment at Ironton Elementary and Middle schools is one designed to prevent students from vaping at school. The multi-sensor devices, called HALO Smart Detectors, are described by the company as “capable of vape detection, smoke detection, THC detection, and sound abnormalities like gunshots and shouting in areas a camera cannot be placed.”