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Leander ISD Schools Affected By Viral 'Tiktok Bathroom Challenge'

Patch logo Patch 9/21/2021 Meagan Falcon
a close up of a laptop: The trend, which is known as the "Devious Lick" challenge, has been circulating social media for a couple weeks and has students vandalizing and stealing school property across the country. © (Photo Illustration by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The trend, which is known as the "Devious Lick" challenge, has been circulating social media for a couple weeks and has students vandalizing and stealing school property across the country.

LEANDER, TX — Two Leander ISD schools have been affected by a viral Tiktok bathroom challenge that encourages vandalizing and stealing school property.

A Leander ISD spokesperson told KXAN Vandergrift High School and Leander Middle School were hit by the trend.

The trend, which is known as the "Devious Lick" challenge, has been circulating social media for a couple weeks and has students vandalizing and stealing school property across the country.

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On Monday, Austin ISD identified students in a letter to families of Kealing Middle School who were responsible for damaging a school bathroom.

The letter, written by the school's principal Jerald Wilson, says those students have been “addressed” and “will also complete a restorative component as a consequence.”

Leander ISD and Austin ISD aren't the only schools affected by the challenge.

Round Rock ISD and Hays CISD have all confirmed the need to close bathrooms for cleaning and repairs as well as working with school resource officers on investigations into similar incidents.

Last Wednesday, TikTok announced it was removing related content and redirecting hashtags and search results.

When people search the term "devious licks" on the app now, a message from TikTok appears: "No results found. This phrase may be associated with behavior or content that violates our guidelines. Promoting a safe and positive experience is TikTok's top priority. For more information, we invite you to review our Community Guidelines."

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