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School safety town hall held Monday night in Wellington

Posted: 10:02 AM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-03 06:07:06-05

WELLINGTON, Fla. — A discussion on school safety drew a crowd Monday night in Wellington.

Representatives with the department of safe schools, and the State Attorney's Office joined parents for a town hall at Wellington High School.

Vaping was one of the big topics Monday night.

In Palm Beach County schools, there were 1,400 reported incidents between 2017 and last year.

The State Attorney's Office says frequently kids purchasing vaping material don't know what they are putting into their bodies.

School security and bullying were two of the other big topics addressed at the town hall.

“So many kids think that it’s nothing, it’s not a big deal, it’ll go away, I’m just growing up, that kind of thing. So several of our principals asked for something in which they could get more specific information given to the students,” said Diane Wyatt, the director of Safe Schools for Palm Beach County.

This was the last of four town halls held this fall across Palm Beach County.

Parents and community members are invited to attend. This town hall was the fourth and final one held this fall in Palm Beach County. Others were held at Glades Central High School, Atlantic Community High School and Palm Beach Gardens High School.