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District 518 hosting meeting on e-cigarette dangers

Worthington Independent School District 518 will be hosting a meeting to inform district parents about the dangers of e-cigarettes.

The school district is aiming to provide resources in the event parents and guardians believe their children are using e-cigarettes, as well alert them to possible repercussions if their child is discovered with e-cigarettes on school grounds (including buses).

A district announcement states that it is "taking this very seriously because of the harmful effects caused by e-cigarettes and marijuana. We have found that parents are not informed about the risks associated with this activity. We need your help to educate and reduce the problem of vaping in our students."

A Spanish-language meeting for all parents and guardians of students at Worthington Middle School. Worthington High School and the Learning Center will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Auditorium. An English-language meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, also at the auditorium. There will be a brief presentation during both meetings and people will be able to ask the experts any questions they have.

Additionally, at 9 a.m. Dec. 9, a meeting with the same information will be hosted for Karen-language families in the Worthington Middle School cafeteria.

District 518 reiterates that these meetings are important, and all parents are urged to attend.

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