CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coastal Bend school district that is trying to put a stop to students using e-cigarettes on campus is now changing their policy after a talk with police.
The Calallen Independent School District sent a message to parents last week saying, "administrators from the CCPD and have now informed us that students on school property cannot be issued citations as use for tabacco of ecigs."
The message continued to say that because the use of tobacco or e-cigs, also known as vape pens, is a Class-C misdemeanor, students cannot be given a ticket while on school property. However, police said anyone under the age of 18 caught using a vape pen off campus can receive a ticket.
It was just last month when the district announced a new policy that would result in students being cited for using the popular vape pens on campus.
District administrators said they will continue to discipline students caught with the product according to the school's code of conduct.