This month’s Tik Tok craze has generated a slew of issues in Bay District Schools, and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
Students vandalized restrooms and destroyed school property as part of the Tik Tok challenge in September. “Smack a staff member on the rear,” as October’s new task is dubbed. Law enforcement authorities are now warning students about the ramifications of their actions.
Officials warn kids that these viral TikTok challenges are much more than games.
The majority of the items on the list are criminal infractions, according to District Police Chief Mike Jones.
Parents should keep an eye out for impending Tik Tok challenges, according to Bay District School authorities on Facebook.
“Smack a staff member on the behind” is the theme for the month of October.
“On those sorts of items, we’re going to have to levy fees.” It’s not humorous, and until we establish a norm, things will spiral out of hand,” Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said.
A misdemeanor charge is frequently filed when one person illegally touches or strikes another.
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“However, there’s a particular provision that makes dealing with a school employee a criminal,” Ford said.
Students may be charged with a crime, which might result in their imprisonment. Officials, however, said that arresting a student on a criminal offense is not something they want to do.
“However, when it becomes a social media challenge, and we see the potential for it to expand to schools all throughout the district, causing enormous property damage or individuals being pummelling, and it becomes a viral crisis in the schools,” Ford added.
This is a non-stop example.
“You’ll be arrested, you’ll have an arrest record, and you’ll most likely be suspended or expelled from school,” Jones said.
Students are advised to ponder before acting, according to officials. However, they should be proud of their schools.
One kid is said to have been detained this month for vandalism in a Mosley High School toilet.