Combating the 'Devious Licks' Trend: Schools and TikTok Respond to Vandalism Challenge

The "devious licks" trend from TikTok led to vandalism in school bathrooms nationwide, including Breakfast Point Academy in Panama City Beach, Florida, where students damaged items like soap dispensers and toilet paper. Principal Clint Whitfield condemned this behavior due to its seriousness and legal implications, a problem echoed in other district schools with similar vandalism reports. In response, Breakfast Point Academy's Whitfield removed soap dispensers, offered small hand soaps as hall passes, and the district planned increased bathroom surveillance. Concurrently, TikTok responded by removing content related to this destructive challenge and redirecting hashtags to discourage such criminal activities.