On the list of “bad things teens do” this is probably on the “big deal” end but schools have to school.
Youth is a time for curiosity and adventure. Just ask Fatima Ptacek, the fifteen-year-old actress who voices Dora the Explorer — and loves exploring the magic of vaping. According to The Associated Press, Ptacek was suspended from her private high school after she was “caught using a vapor pen to inhale caramel-flavored water” in a bathroom at the school in December of 2015.
Now the parents of another student are suing Manhattan’s Avenues: The World School — which sounds like the setting of a Young Adult series — claiming that the Nickelodeon star received preferential treatment because of her star status.
Ptacek got three days suspension while the other two girls vaping were expelled. “The fact that F.P. is a known actress for being the voice of Dora Explorer may have played a role in why she was ultimately not expelled even after the school threatened as much, and M.S. was expelled instead as a scapegoat,” explains the lawsuit.