New tech detects vaping, bullying at schools in Catoosa County

CATOOSA COUNTY, Ga. — When students in Catoosa County return to class on August 12th, some new tech installed at middle and high schools aims to help give parents & educators peace of mind. It’s called the HALO, and devices with this technology will be hidden inside locker rooms and bathrooms at schools across the district. This comes after Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School Principal Brad Langford said vaping was the “number one concern” expressed to him by parents.


Here’s how it works: HALO detects vaping chemicals and aerosols and alerts school staff through email, texts, and network systems. But that’s not all. It will also detect aggression and volume noise levels in areas throughout the school as a way to prevent bullying.