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By Christopher Kim
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Just for Licks: TikTok vandalism hits local schools

Bathrooms hit hard in 'Devious Lick' challenge


Last updated 10/22/2021 at 9:37am

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While the pranks that are taking place around the country are more destructive, Jackson High School has experienced the type of vandalism that includes soap and paper towel dispensers being completely emptied or removed, such as in this photo taken from another high school in the U.S.

Following a national social media trend on TikTok dubbed the 'Devious Lick' challenge, local public schools have suffered thousands of dollars in property damage and lost staff time over the last month due to widespread theft and vandalism.

Everett Public Schools had sent out a letter to families in late September in light of this trend, urging parents to talk to their children about the "very real consequences of this 'challenge' and the negative effects of peer pressure sometimes found on social media."

The letter warns that theft or vandalism to school property has consequences, includin...

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