ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Police Department (RSPD) has been investigating several vandalisms to schools that have been directly related to recent social media trends from TikTok.
According to the RSPD, the vandalisms incited by the trend caused several thousands of dollars worth of damage to the Sweetwater School District No. 1 buildings and greatly disrupted the learning environment for students.
Through it’s investigation, the RSPD has learned that there are several more trends through July 2022 called “TikTok Challenges”, which have different challenges every month that appear to be targeted at schools, staff, and students.
The majority of the challenges are crimes and according to the RSPD it will “thoroughly investigate all incidents and those responsible will be held responsible in the court of law. Incidents on school campuses may also lead to school disciplinary action against students responsible and students associated with the crimes.”
It appears many students are aware of the challenges and RPSD would like parents to speak with their children about these social media trends, the criminal nature of the trends, and the repercussions if they participate in these trends.