Brazos Valley School Districts Deal with TikTok Trend Encouraging Vandalism

A viral TikTok trend known as the "devious lick challenge" has created widespread issues for school districts nationwide, including those in the Brazos Valley. The challenge encourages users to share mischievous acts, with school bathrooms becoming a prominent target. Caldwell High School, along with other local districts like Bryan and College Station ISDs, has been impacted by this trend, resulting in damaged facilities and disrupted school routines. Principal Justin Turner acknowledges that it not only poses safety concerns but also affects instructional time as students must travel to different restrooms. To counter the negative trend, Caldwell High is promoting positive actions through initiatives like "Caught You Doing Something Good" and implementing measures to combat vandalism. Turner emphasizes the importance of reporting incidents to administration while maintaining student confidentiality to address these challenges effectively.