80 soap dispensers caught in TikTok challenges in suburban schools, according to district – NBC Chicago
Dozens of soap dispensers in suburban schools were due to be replaced after what district officials called a TikTok-inspired challenge that resulted in more than $ 1,000 in damages.
A spokesperson for the U-46 District confirmed to NBC Chicago that 80 soap dispensers need to be replaced at schools in Bartlett, Streamwood, Hanover Park, South Elgin and Elgin.
“Almost all of them have been to our middle or high school,” said district spokeswoman Mary Fergus.
Distributors cost about $ 15 each, for a total of about $ 1,200 for the district.
Fergus noted that some of the students behind the vandalism had been identified and were being disciplined.
Last week, TikTok banned content around the “sneaky lick” trend, in which students post videos of items they allegedly stole from their schools.
The videos, which began appearing last month, show students picking up objects, such as wet floor panels, microscopes and clocks, and then describing them as their “sneaky licks”.
The platform said that this type of content violates its community guidelines and “will remove such content and redirect hashtags and search results to our community guidelines to discourage such behavior,” according to a spokesperson for TikTok.