EXCLUSIVE: Livingston Manor School District Sues E-Cigarette Maker Juul
DISTRICT ALLEGES SOME STUDENTS BECOMING ADDICTED TO NICOTINE AND ACTING OUT
OFFICIALS SPENDING SIGNIFICANT STAFF RESOURCES DEALING WITH PROBLEM, SUIT ALLEGES
The Livingston Manor Central School District earlier this month filed a federal lawusit against Juul, the e-cigarette company that warns on its website that tobacco "is an addictive chemical."
The suit, filed in the Northern District of California, alleges that some students "addicted to nicotine, have demonstrated anxious, distracted and acting out behaviors, causing disruption and diverting staff resources away from classroom instruction."
The SullivanTimes on Tuesday afternoon reached out to John Evans, the district's superintendent, seeking further comment about the case.
Below are some excerpts from the 289-page suit that highlight the allegations raised by the district.
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