US authorities have warned that they will punish those who damage school furniture, steal supplies, or destroy soap dispensers in response to the #DeviousLick trend on social networks.
Mexico City (apro). -The TikTok challenge named #DeviousLick has caused a lot of damage in American schools, so parents—mainly parents in El Paso, Texas—request the authorities to stop it.
#DeviousLick, also known as Disasterous Lamida, is an online challenge that asks users to upload photos of themselves and document vandalism at educational institutions. It includes damaging furniture, stealing school supplies and damaging soap dispensers.
According to the city dictionary, licking can be used as a jargon for successful bank robbery and will result in a satisfactory, impressive, and rewarding day for the offender.
The El Paso Independent District authorities (EPISD), stated that they would analyze and punish any damage or destruction done to the school’s property and administrative office property.
EPISD’s statement to USPOST de El Paso said: “We know the’challenge’ and we also understand the situation.”
He added: “We have updated our surveillance agreement to take care of our property, and we remain vigilant, so anyone found to violate the student conduct agreement will be subject to criminal administrative charges.”
In recent days, unknown individuals broke 22 windows in a high school northeast of El Paso. Fit Fam TikTok shared an image of broken glass from Nolan Richardson middle school. The incident and 13 students from El Paso are currently under investigation.
They urge parents and guardians to talk to their children about the effects of these sabotage behavior. The authorities warned that the bringing of criminal and administrative charges against perpetrators is not an easy task or a game.
Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal reported that Richard Blumenthal has written to TikTok in an effort to end the #DeviousLick phenomenon.
Shouzi, Douyin’s executive director, wrote to him, saying: “You are responsible to delete videos and cancel user accounts and limit labels that beautify school safety and threaten school security to stop this destructive behavior spreading.” Chew.
He said: “Although TikTok has taken steps to delete the video, these actions are too small and too late to compensate for the damage caused to schools across the country.”