N. Fulton teen falls unconscious after vaping at school, police say

An Alpharetta student fell ill and became unconscious at school after using a vape pen at school, Channel 2 Action News reported.

A student was using the vape pen at Kings Ridge Christian School on Thursday when he began to get sick, Alpharetta police told Channel 2.

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“The student had been smoking the vape liquid, became very sick, became unconscious and was transported to the hospital," said Officer Howard Miller, a spokesman for the police department.

The student’s friends told police they had purchased a product called “Green Mist” from VaporKing, a Milton vape shop, and believed that’s what their friend was ingesting before he got sick, Miller told Channel 2. A clerk at the store said they had stopped selling “Green Mist” after receiving complaints about side effects.

Vape pens are legal for people over 18 to use; the devices are used to vaporize a liquid that typically contains nicotine, and can sometimes be used as a replacement for typical cigarettes. Miller warned that parents should keep an eye on their kids to ensure they’re not vaping underage.

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