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West Delaware Taking Stand Against Disturbing TikTok Student Challenges

West Delaware is taking a firm stand against a new social media trend.

Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says there’s a very negative, disturbing challenge being presented right now on TikTok.

Dr. Rickey says TikTok’s monthly challenge for October is even worse – it’s called “Hit a Staff Member”, in which students are challenged to calmly walk up to a teacher, slap them and then run off, making sure that someone captures the situation on camera.

Rickey says if any West Delaware students choose to participate in these TikTok challenges and show this behavior at school, the district will pursue full consequences as outlined in the student handbook.

The West Delaware School District sent a letter to parents earlier this month making them aware of these TikTok challenges as well.


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