Vape Pen Confiscated at Cabin John Middle School

A vape pen was confiscated at Cabin John Middle School in Potomac on Tuesday, according to police and officials with Montgomery County Public Schools.

Cabin John Middle School is about a mile away from Churchill High School, where a student was hospitalized Tuesday for a medical emergency after ingesting “THC through a vaping device.”

Gboyinde Onijala, a spokesperson for MCPS, said in an email that the pen found at Cabin John Middle School was confiscated from a seventh-grade student during the school day.

Onijala said the incident “was handled by the school and nonemergency police.” The principal didn’t send a letter home to parents about the incident, according to Onijala.

Onijala denied MCM’s request to interview John Taylor, principal of Cabin John Middle School.

“He isn’t speaking on it. All media inquiries are coming to us,” said Onijala.

Police Capt. Tom Jordan said that the school is handling the incident internally and that he wasn’t sure if any substance was found in the vape pen.

Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesperson for the police, told MCM Tuesday that it’s unknown what’s inside of a vape pen until it goes to a lab and is tested.

When asked if any substance was found inside the vape pen at Cabin John Middle School, Onijala said, “I don’t believe there was but I’m not positive.”

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Deirdre Byrne

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