Watertown School District bathrooms vandalized in latest TikTok “challenge”

Dear Parents,

You might be aware of a current social media trend on TikTok called “Devious Licks” where students are encouraged to steal or vandalize items from school.

We have already had several instances of vandalism in our bathrooms. Students are taking soap dispensers from the bathroom and either destroying it or stealing it, among other things. This behavior is a major safety/health concern, especially with COVID-19.

We are asking for your help in putting an immediate stop to this behavior. When we catch individuals responsible for vandalism, we will be enforcing our student code of conduct and any related consequences, which could include suspensions. Theft of school property could result in prosecution from the law.

Please talk with your children about the seriousness of this topic and if they “see something, say something.”

Thank you.

Superintendent LaBarr