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Police presence at ECS results in charges for non-violent incidents

Students charged for vaping, cannabis.
Estevan Comprehensive School
Estevan Comprehensive School

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Police Service is reporting a few charges have been laid at the Estevan Comprehensive School recently, thanks to an increased police presence at the building.

None of the charges were for violent incidents.

One charges was under the Tobacco and Vapor Products Control Act for a 15-year-old youth for vaping in a vehicle in which there were children under the age of 16 present. The fine in that case is $280. 

The youth was recently seen vaping on a school bus as it was being loaded to leave the school for the day.

Also, on March 15, police were called to ECS after two 15-year-old youths were caught using cannabis on school property. Police have charged both youths accordingly under the Cannabis Control Act.  

The fine for the infractions is $1,400.

The EPS says educational efforts continue with respect to youth vaping as well as doing so at school.

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