Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights is pictured on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. According to videos that have been chronicled on TikTok, students across the country — and in Utah — have videoed themselves stealing school furnishings such as mirrors, urinals and even computers, or committing acts of vandalism such as emptying soap dispensers on floors, smearing soap on walls or clogging toilets. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

A group of boys mills about a Utah school restroom and watch as one of them removes a mirror from the wall, holds it like a trophy and gloats, “Oh, we got a mirror!”

The video, which was posted on TikTok, was fueled by the latest social media craze, dubbed the “Devious Lick” challenge.

According to videos that have been chronicled on TikTok, students across the country — and in Utah — have videoed themselves stealing school furnishings such as mirrors, urinals and even computers, or committing acts of vandalism such as emptying soap dispensers on floors, smearing soap on walls or clogging toilets.

Utah school administrators are denouncing the viral trend.

Jeff Haney, spokesman for Canyons School District, said there have been acts of vandalism or thefts at every middle and high school in Canyons District.

“It is needless, the damage that is being incurred because of a stupid TikTok craze. We’re asking students to stop it before they face some serious disciplinary and law enforcement actions,” he said.

In Canyons District, the vandalism has ranged from stealing and damaging bathroom soap dispensers to taking down and often breaking mirrors in bathrooms and locker rooms. In one case a mirror was carried into a busy school hallway, where it shattered.

Toilets and sinks have been destroyed. Paper towels and toilet paper stuffed deep into toilets has resulted in floods. Even …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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