By Nico Galvin
Beloved school icon Vape Sloth was suspended this week after admins caught him in the 200-hall bathroom smoking cannabis.
Pictured on the â€œMost of Usâ€ posters around the school, MIHS students have come to love Vape Sloth and his positive, anti-vaping message. After catching him sparking up, the admins had a hard time deciding what to do.
â€œItâ€™s tragic to see such an integral part of the school fall from grace,â€ Principal Vicki Puckett said. â€œBut in the end, 100 percent of MIHS admins agreed: Vape Sloth needs a suspension.â€
When asked about lighting up the green, Vape Sloth insisted that â€œit was for back painâ€ and that â€œitâ€™s legal in Washington.â€
Many students agree with Vape Slothâ€™s sentiment, and are protesting his punishment.
â€œWhat the admins did to Vape Sloth is messed up,â€ one outraged student said. â€œIâ€™m personally smoking a bowl a day until Vape Sloth is freed.â€
The student did not comment on whether or not this was a change from their normal behavior or whether they tend to use cbd vape oil usually.
â€œI mean technically he didnâ€™t vape,â€ one anonymous student said. â€œSo heâ€™s not really a hypocrite. If Vape Sloth says itâ€™s okay, itâ€™s totally fine. Just look at his face; he would never do anything wrong.â€
Still, some students have felt blindsided by Vape Slothâ€™s wild ride on the ganja train even if it was just a cbd vape starter kit.
â€œVape Sloth really helped me, man,â€ one anonymous student said. â€œHis eyes pierced into my soul, and they said to me â€˜Using tobacco, including vape, is never a good thing for anyone my age to do.â€™â€
MIHS is currently considering replacing Vape Sloth with a familiar face as the new anti-tobacco mascot. Expect to see Herbert the No-Smoking Snail on posters around the halls in the coming weeks.
Still, MIHS students are struggling to recover after Vape Slothâ€™s horrifying actions. Sometimes the grossest thing in the bathroom is the betrayal of the people you trust.