Mother Lode high schools warn against viral TikTok challenges – Union Democrat

Tuolumne County high schools have issued warnings to students over viral challenges on the social media app TikTok, which have led to acts of vandalism on campuses in September and the possibility of violence against staff in the coming month. 

“Any student engaged in these or other such ‘challenges’ will be subject to school discipline up to and including expulsion,” stated an email from Sonora High School, which was sent out to parents and staff. “Please take time to discuss with your children the importance of not participating in dangerous, destructive, or illegal social media challenges, and specifically the importance of treating educators with respect.”

Sonora Union High School District Superintendent Ed Pelfrey and Summerville Union High School District Superintendent Michael Merrill could not be reached for additional information on Friday.

Merrill said in a minute-long recorded phone message that the “disturbing trend” had made