TikTok blamed for vandalism trends

A group of students at Lincoln Middle School were recently disciplined for throwing spit wads on the ceiling and other surfaces inside a school bathroom after a video of the culprits in the act was recorded and posted on TikTok.

The rise in popularity of TikTok, a social media platform focused on sharing short videos, has sometimes created unique challenges for schools dealing with acts of vandalism and delinquency among students.

“We’ve had probably three different trends during the course of the year,” Joe Hamel, an assistant principal at Lincoln, said.

The first TikTok-related trend Hamel n...


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