Olmsted Co. Sheriff’s Department Addresses Criminal TikTok Challenges
You probably heard all about September's TikTok challenge. It was known as Devious Lick and encouraged students to vandalize school bathrooms. Heather Nessler, Executive Director of Communications, Marketing, Technology at Rochester Public Schools said nearly all of the RPS secondary buildings had issues that month.
There's apparently a new student challenge on TikTok each month.You can read about those below and see how the Olmsted Co. Sheriff's Department is addressing these criminal challenges.
Distractify outlined each month's disturbing challenge:
- September: Vandalize school bathrooms
- October: Smack a staff member
- November: Kiss your friend’s girlfriend at school
- December: Deck the halls and show your balls
- January: Jab a breast
- February: Mess up school signs
- March: Make a mess in the courtyard or cafeteria
- April: “Grab some eggz” (another stealing challenge)
- May: Ditch day
- June: Flip off in the front office
- July: Spray a neighbor’s fence
Olmsted Co. Sheriff's Department Issues Statement on TikTok Challenges:
Crimes Are Investigated and Criminals Will Be Prosecuted
Using TikTok for Good
The Sherriff's office ended its message with news on how one area district is using TikTok for good, " On a positive note, the Byron High School and Middle School Student Councils are working with Byron School Resource Deputy Tom Olson to combat this trend by creating a "Positive Monthly TikTok Challenge". Stay tuned for more information."