ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — The latest TikTok trend is wreaking havoc for schools across the nation.
The challenge, known as “devious lick,” involves vandalizing and stealing school property, and one local school is asking parents to intervene.
Fruit Cove Middle School experienced the challenge firsthand when its restrooms were vandalized and its classrooms items were stolen.
In light of the situation, the school’s administration sent out a letter to parents, urging them to sit down with students and discuss the challenge. The letter stated that the consequences of taking part in the challenge are serious.
“We want our students to come to our school and focus on learning and growing into positive young adults. This ‘challenge’ is hurtful to our school environment and to our students,” the letter read.
Read the full letter below:
“There is a social media challenge going around Tik Tok (called devious lick) that encourages students to steal or vandalize their school and then post a picture or a video of it happening in order to get attention and more ‘likes’ on social media. This happened at FCMS today and we are beyond disappointed. Several of our bathrooms were vandalized and items have been stolen out of classrooms. We need your help. Please take a few minutes this evening to discuss this ‘challenge’ as we all know it is destructive to our school and the consequences are very serious for this type of behavior. We want our students to come to our school and focus on learning and growing into positive young adults. This ‘challenge’ is hurtful to our school environment and to our students. We appreciate your partnership as we will continue to focus our students’ decisions on the six pillars of character.
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