High school in Mont St. Hilaire fining students for smoking on school grounds

A South Shore high school is putting its students on notice — get caught smoking, and you'll face a stiff fine.

A letter has gone out to parents at École Secondaire Ozias-Leduc in Mont St. Hilaire outlining the fines.

Under provincial law, the fine for smoking in or near a public facility could range from $250 to $750, but the letter doesn't give dollar amounts.

In the letter, principal Violaine Fortin says staff members are being accredited by the health ministry to enforce the provincial ban on smoking on public property. 

It also says the money collected with the fines would go to the provincial government, and not the school.