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- Pennsylvania State Police said in a statement on Monday that child endangerment charges are pending against two teenagers after a toddler was filmed vaping in the Pittsburgh area.
- Police said the teenagers are not related to the 2-year-old boy in the video, which was uploaded to Snapchat. They said a 17-year-old girl was babysitting the boy, and an 18-year-old woman was also in the home.
- According to the statement, the teenagers “Permitted the child to inhale from the device and one or both females made a video recording of the incident.”
- The vaping device contained 3% nicotine but did not contain THC, officials said.
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Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a Snapchat video of a toddler vaping, and authorities say the child’s teenage babysitter is to blame.
Police said in a statement on Monday that the video was filmed on January 9, while a 17-year-old girl was babysitting a 2-year-old in the Pittsburgh area. Police said an 18-year-old woman was also in the home.
According to the statement, the teenagers “Permitted the child to inhale from the device and one or both females made a video recording of the incident.” Officials said child endangerment charges are pending against the teenagers.
While the child was seen coughing after inhaling from the vape in the video of the incident, he did not appear to experience any other side effects, police said.
The vaping device contained 3% nicotine but did not contain THC, officials said.
The teenagers were not related to the toddler, and the child’s parents didn’t know what happened until police told them about it. The incident was also reported to Children and Youth Services.
Officials were made aware of the video through an anonymous tip sent through the Safe2Say reporting system.
Watch video of the incident below:
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