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TikTok Challenge Has Students Damaging School Property

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A TikTok challenge that encourages students to steal school property is sweeping across Oklahoma.

The Devious Licks challenge has grabbed the attention of school districts across the country and Oklahoma. Students steal something from their school. 

In a Tulsa school, students were temporarily unable to use restrooms because of stolen soap dispensers.

In Mooreland, participants in the trend were threatened with criminal charges.

Woodward Public schools superintendent Kyle Reynolds said in a video to parents, the trend hurts school workers.

"It falls on the back of our custodians, our school maintenance team and our administrators," said Reynolds. "We hope that it goes away."

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Robby Korth grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma and Fayetteville, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a journalism degree.
StateImpact Oklahoma reports on education, health, environment, and the intersection of government and everyday Oklahomans. It's a reporting project and collaboration of KGOU, KOSU, KWGS and KCCU, with broadcasts heard on NPR Member stations.
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