Schools: Craze Gone Bad & Homecoming
Tik Tok Craze Hits Lake County
A new TikTok craze encouraging students to steal or damage school property has found its way to the Lake County School District according to a post on their website. Lake County High School “Interim” Principal Erin Dillon stated in a letter to Parents & Guardians:
“In the last couple of weeks, we have experienced an increase in vandalism in our restrooms. Students have taken soap dispensers, destroyed toilet paper holders, and clogged toilets. This behavior is not typical of our students, and therefore, quite surprising. However, students and families have made us aware of a recent TikTok challenge daring students nationwide to participate in acts of vandalism at their school. We believe that a handful of students are participating in this challenge.”
The viral video trend, which has taken over the Tik Tok social media platform uses the hashtag “devious licks,” encouraging teens across the country to target school bathrooms, damaging soap dispensers, toilet paper holders and more.
This Tik Tok Trend Hits Leadville
How Parents, Guardians Can Help
School officials have asked parents to step in and talk to their children and help end the destruction:
“We are asking that you talk to your children about this trend on social media and encourage them to refrain from any involvement, as well as report any information they might have about acts of vandalism at our school to a trusted adult or to safe2tell.org (1-877-542-7233). It’s important to us that we keep our learning environment safe and free from distractions. We also want to honor and respect our amazing facilities staff who work tirelessly to keep our building clean and in excellent condition.
We ask that you talk to your child about the impact of theft and vandalism. It is unacceptable behavior and individuals who are responsible will face consequences, including but not limited to suspension, referral to law enforcement, and expulsion.
Thank-you for your help and partnership. It takes a village!” – Interim LCHS Principal Dillon
Specific details regarding the damage and cost to Lake County High School were not released. In fact, incidents such as these do not make it to the public record and are not reported to the Lake County community at large, continuing to be handled internally in the district through a system known as social justice, or what the student informally refer as “SJ.” However, any members of the public with information about this crime should contact the Lake County Sheriff Office at 719-486-1449.
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Panther Pride Shines Bright This Week
In happier news, this week (Sept. 27 thru Oct. 2) is Homecoming Week for the Leadville school district with a full lineup of in-school and community activities on the schedule.
The fall sports teams are off to a great start and will be celebrated during Homecoming Week. Go Panthers! The high school Student Senate has put together a spirit-packed schedule. Here it is:
- Monday: Hippies/60’s
- Tuesday: Pajama Day and Stuffed Animals
- Wednesday: Western “Western Wednesday”
- Thursday: Purple and Gold, Homecoming Parade at 4 p.m. See you on the Avenue!
- Crowning of Homecoming King & Queen at intermission/halftime of Boys’ Soccer Game. Homecoming Dance from 7-10p.m. at LCHS (high school students only)
School Board Meetings Move
The Board of Education voted at the Regular Meeting on Sept. 14, 2021, to change their meeting nights to the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. Meeting information is located on the district website (lakecountyschools.net)-under Board of Education-Meetings and Minutes (link is here)
If you have any questions regarding meetings or the board, please reach out to Bunny Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-486-6805 for more information.
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