MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — It is harmful, harmful, and will wreck your future.
That is the message from faculty districts throughout our space after college students destroyed and vandalized faculty property for clicks and likes on social media.
WPTV has obtained new footage from inside faculties in Martin County, which present cleaning soap dispensers knocked off the wall and stuffed into bogs, and light-weight swap plates stolen from pupil bogs.
“Youngsters are doing this and do not understand the results of what can occur. All they need to do is see what number of likes they’ll get on social media,” stated Frank Frangella, the Martin County Faculty District’s director of security and safety.
College students are destroying bogs as a part of the Devious Licks TikTok problem that has gone viral.
Frangella stated it is occurred at each center faculty and highschool within the district over the previous few weeks.
“The second half has to do with taking private property off a employees member or trainer, then posting that on social media,” Frangella stated.
On Monday, the Faculty District of Palm Seaside County despatched a letter residence notifying dad and mom in regards to the vandalism and destruction fueled by the damaging problem. the place customers then put up video of themselves damaging faculty property.
“If this turns right into a felony or what you are doing is near that and charged as a felony, that is gonna be with you for the remainder of your life,” Frangella stated.
Frangella stated this problem has precipitated intensive injury inside faculties and college students have already been suspended in Martin County and the sheriff’s workplace has issued civil citations.
WPTV is instructed faculty police are additionally investigating a number of circumstances in Palm Seaside, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties.
“Hopefully this can come to an finish we can’t need to do something drastic, however there are penalties to your actions,” Frangella stated.
Some districts have now elevated supervision with academics and directors standing outdoors bogs.
TikTok stated it’s working to take away the content material, and college districts in our space are asking dad and mom to talk together with your kids in regards to the seriousness of vandalizing faculty property.