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Students sent to hospital after vaping incident

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Roswell Police and Fire Departments responded to a call Wednesday at Goddard High School after six students were reported to have vaped what is being described as marijuana wax.

“Vaping” is the inhaling or exhaling of a substance using electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes.

A call was made to the RPD and RFD at about 11:50 a.m. after students reported feeling ill, Todd Wildermuth, public information officer for the RPD, said in an email Thursday.

“The students were transported to a hospital for evaluation as a precautionary measure,” Wildermuth said in the email. He added that the school administration and RPD investigated the incident.

According to a policy manual on Goddard High’s website, the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on school grounds, buildings, parking lots, playing fields or in school buses or other vehicles belonging to the school district is prohibited.

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No details were provided about who discovered the vaping and what if any punishments the students might face. An update on the condition of the students was also unavailable as of Friday.

School officials were contacted, but had not responded to calls for further information as of late last week.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.