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Woodland Park schools hope to bring change when it comes to student vaping, marijuana use

Posted at 9:41 PM, Dec 10, 2018

WOODLAND PARK – Parents are getting a sobering look at the danger of teen vaping and marijuana use.

A big turnout Monday night at Woodland Park Middle School where the Woodland Park School District, along with the Marijuana Education Initiative, hosted a parent meeting.

“The difference between and adolescent and adult brain and how of those interact with things like marijuana is something that people need to be aware of,” said Kevin E. Burr, Woodland Park High School principal.

The meeting looked at how harmful vaping and marijuana can be to students. Parents also learned about how spot if your child is vaping.

“Awareness will bring about conversation, the awareness alone won’t bring about change,” said Burr.

The meeting is in response to some students getting a hold of marijuana laced with meth. The man accused of supplying the marijuana, 47-year-old John Fifield Jr., has been charged with numerous crimes.