Social media 'challenges' wreak havoc on BASD schools

Social media 'challenges' wreak havoc on BASD schools

BOYERTOWN, Pa. — New social media trends have wreaked havoc on property in the Boyertown Area School District. During Tuesday night's school board meeting, Superintendent Marybeth Torchia reported that there was serious damage in district bathrooms because of vandalism related to violent challenges that encourage students to steal or destroy school property. On TikTok, the "Bathroom Challenge" calls for the destruction of property, while the "Devious Licks Challenge" involves students stealing items from their schools. Some Boyertown students, Torchia said, are savaging bathrooms and destroying fixtures while capturing the damage on videos. The student who causes the most damage in one school day is declared to be the "winner." The superintendent told the board that criminal charges have been and will be made against guilty students. In addition, they will …
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