Nine students ill at Paso Robles middle school from vaping

May 24, 2019

Emergency medical personnel responded to Daniel Lewis Middle School in Paso Robles on Friday after a student fell ill after vaping at school. [Cal Coast Times]

Shortly before 11 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the school and discovered a total of nine students exhibiting medical symptoms after inhaling an unknown substance from a vape pen. The majority of vape pens contain oils made from marijuana or nicotine.

The number of middle and high school students who vape with products containing the chemical found in marijuana, which can cause physiological effects, is rising throughout the country. As the potency of THC in each vape pen can dramatically vary, students are not always aware of what they are inhaling.

Because nine students were exhibiting medical symptoms, the San Luis Obispo Public County Health Department declared a level one multi-casualty incident. Students were triaged at the school and then released back to their parents or school officials.

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“Thirty percent of teens seeking drug rehabilitation say they are addicted to pot.”

I absolutely believe this based on what I’ve seen.

It’s all about parenting, or lack thereof. At least the Paso kids had good quality vape pens that did not explode, blowing out flesh, teeth, and windows. Just fried their brains, permanently.

yeah, you don’t know what you’re getting, do you?

Just recently I read a story on the percentages of kids vaping. It was around 8% in the middle schools, 12% or more in the high schools then you see it jump to 30% +/- in the continuation schools. You cannot continue to preach that marijuana isn’t a gateway drug. Although subtle, I feel this contributes to poorer study habits and even more importantly to rougher drugs as they lose interest in pot. Thirty percent of teens seeking drug rehabilitation say they are addicted to pot.

My opinion only of course and while it’s not a popular view here in Cali I believe it.

You forgot “Community School”, after you get throw out of school, and continuation school. Basically a “teacher” acting as a daytime juvenile probation officer. And now “Community Schools” are being named as high schools like continuation schools, which just to be “Continuation School”. SLO’s on LOVR is called “Pacific Beach High School” in honor of it’s start as a modular building at the intersection of Pacific and Beach streets. Paso’s is “Liberty High School”, freedom through delinquency, Atascadero’s is “Del Rio Continuation High School”, still retaining the “c-word”, but after you get thrown out you now go to the more upscale-sounding “Paloma Creek High School”.

In Paso high they removed the kid being picked on by gang members …because there was too many gang bangers to put in the continuation school ….In a small way i can see their reasoning …cause leaving the gang members with the majority of the high school students …maybe the gang members would act out less ??

“On the one hand, there are those who believe that marijuana is a gateway drug, absolutely. And sure, if you were to talk to most heavy drug users, they would agree that marijuana was indeed their first drug.”

“However, what about the tens of millions of people who use marijuana every year but never go on to use hard drugs? How can marijuana be a gateway drug if the majority of people who use it never go on to use another drug? Or is this even the right question? What would the numbers look like if we included anyone who went on to use any mind-altering substances, not just socially unacceptable one?”

“Here’s the truth about marijuana. Ready? It can get a little complicated. Marijuana is not a gateway drug, at least, not in the blanket sense that those who call it a gateway drug indicate it to be. Just because someone uses marijuana does not mean they will go on to use other drugs. In fact, odds are that they’ll probably never use a different type of drug.” –

“All them drugs gonna make you slow now” — Bob Marley

“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” – Carl Sagan

“Can’t cope, don’t mope, there’s hope, smoke dope” – Bob Marley

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” – Bob Marley