8 students cited in Boone County in relation to damage from viral TikTok challenge – WLWT Cincinnati

Eight students have been cited in Boone County after a viral TikTok challenge has left many schools with damage.Students have been stealing or destroying school property, all for viral TikTok challenge called “devious licks” on social media.”Last week it was like, oh my gosh, what is happening here,” Camp Ernst Middle School Principal Stephanie Hagerty said.She said someone damaged a water fountain and soap dispensers were yanked from the wall.”We didn’t know that this was happening until we started seeing these soap dispensers being stolen and broken destroyed things being shoved into the toilets,” Hagerty said.On Friday, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office provided an update saying eight students have been cited following these incidents from the last couple of school days. The eight students are middle and high school students from different schools.The sheriff’s office said the teens have been cited with charges such as theft and criminal mischief.Other incidents at Boone County schools are still being investigated. Past national TikTok challenges have included playing with outlets or eating protein powder out of the container, also dangerous practices.Now, teachers have decided to come up with their own solution.”I was thinking, ‘how can we turn this around where we can empower our students to use their energy for good?'” reading enrichment teacher Autumn Kiefner said.The middle school officially started the Camp Ernst Community Cares Challenge, aimed at rewarding kids for their good, helpful deeds such as picking up litter, washing tables, sweeping classroom floors or even lending a hand at home by doing the dishes.”There’s a certain point system and if they get to a certain point students can actually win a pizza party,” technology teacher Kristen Franks said.School officials will be posting the kind acts on Twitter and Facebook as well.Wednesday, TikTok confirmed it has banned content around the “devious licks” trend.

Eight students have been cited in Boone County after a viral TikTok challenge has left many schools with damage.

Students have been stealing or destroying school property, all for viral TikTok challenge called “devious licks” on social media.

“Last week it was like, oh my gosh, what is happening here,” Camp Ernst Middle School Principal Stephanie Hagerty said.

She said someone damaged a water fountain and soap dispensers were yanked from the wall.

“We didn’t know that this was happening until we started seeing these soap dispensers being stolen and broken destroyed things being shoved into the toilets,” Hagerty said.

On Friday, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office provided an update saying eight students have been cited following these incidents from the last couple of school days. The eight students are middle and high school students from different schools.

The sheriff’s office said the teens have been cited with charges such as theft and criminal mischief.

Other incidents at Boone County schools are still being investigated.

Past national TikTok challenges have included playing with outlets or eating protein powder out of the container, also dangerous practices.

Now, teachers have decided to come up with their own solution.

“I was thinking, ‘how can we turn this around where we can empower our students to use their energy for good?'” reading enrichment teacher Autumn Kiefner said.

The middle school officially started the Camp Ernst Community Cares Challenge, aimed at rewarding kids for their good, helpful deeds such as picking up litter, washing tables, sweeping classroom floors or even lending a hand at home by doing the dishes.

“There’s a certain point system and if they get to a certain point students can actually win a pizza party,” technology teacher Kristen Franks said.

School officials will be posting the kind acts on Twitter and Facebook as well.

Wednesday, TikTok confirmed it has banned content around the “devious licks” trend.