Middle schoolers face discipline for selling, using vape devices on campus

Sophie Haber

Middle school students faced disciplinary consequences for buying and selling vaping devices and cartridges on campus, as well as vaping on campus, President Rick Commons announced in an email to parents Monday.

“As last week made clear, Harvard-Westlake students—both middle and upper schoolers—are by no means immune to the problems of use and potential addiction brought about by the powerful forces of curiosity, peer pressure, and product marketing,” Commons wrote in the email.

In the email, Commons emphasized student health and safety, and offered resources for parents including  informational resources from the CDC, a prevention toolkit from Stanford Medicine and school psychologists and counselors.

“Nothing we do at school matters more than protecting the well-being of your children,” Commons wrote.