Superintendent Message: Tik Tok Challenge

We know that Tik Tok is a popular app with our students. When used safely and responsibly, it can be a fun, creative outlet for tweens and teens. However, like many social media apps, Tik Tok is also a source of viral challenges in which users share videos of themselves performing pranks or stunts. The latest Tik Tok challenge involved students sharing videos of damage done to school property.

While this has been reported on as a national trend, I am sorry to say that it has reached Elko County School District. Student vandalism of school bathrooms has occurred in our middle and high schools. Needless to say, vandalism of school property will not be tolerated and is punishable by law.

To date, all incidents have been investigated and those involved have been disciplined, including detentions, restorative measures, and paying for repairs and/or replacement. Now we are asking for your help. Please talk to your child(ren) and let them know that this is not a harmless prank but destruction of school property that has very serious consequences.

Please take a moment to read Interim Superintendent Jeff Zander's letter regarding the latest Tik Tok challenge for more information.

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