Dear Emery Community,
I am reaching out to you to address a problem that school districts across the country, including Emery Unified School District, are currently facing. There is the "Devious Licks TikTok Challenge," resulting in vandalism at school premises. Some of our students (primarily middle and high school) are participating in this unfortunate trend on social media by creating videos displaying themselves or other students damaging school property.
Our district takes pride in providing excellence in education and school facilities. The recent damage to our bathrooms is a setback for our school community, and we are doing our best to repair our facilities. This is also a serious safety concern for students who are engaging in these acts.
We kindly ask for the support of EUSD parents and guardians at this time. This is an opportunity to explain to our students that vandalizing property is unacceptable and that there are dangers and consequences to blindly following social media trends.
We thank all parents and guardians for your support as the most significant role models for our students. Once again, we appreciate your help in stressing the negative impact of this TikTok trend to our school community and that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
Thank you in advance for your collaboration and support!
Quiauna Scott, Ed.D; Superintendent
ANNA YATES TK-8 SCHOOL