School district combats rise in vaping, tobacco through smart sensors in schools

Tobacco and drug related offenses are on the rise in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. Lauren Richmond, safety and health coordinator for CMCSS, reported a 42% rise in tobacco charges this year compared to the 2019-2020 school year when the district was primarily full-time in school. Richmond reported her data during Tuesday CMCSS school board meeting.


Drug offense charges are also up in CMCSS with an increase of 35% at the high school level and an 84% increase in middle schools.


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