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Viral school vandalism hits central VT

Tik-Tok sourced photo credit crimeonline.com

During the past week, Vermont State Troopers have worked with Harwood Union High School administrators to investigate several incidents, related to the social media “Devious Licks” trend, that have occurred at the high school. 

These incidents have involved the theft and vandalism of unspecified school property at the Moretown High School. Due to the ages of the individuals involved, the Vermont State Police is unable to release additional details regarding these incidents. Further inquiries should be directed to school administrators, state police said. 


The national trend began three weeks ago on Sept. 1 after a Tik Tok user posted a box of stolen masks in school. According to Wikipedia, “Devious licks, also known as diabolical licks or dastardly licks, are a viral American TikTok trend in which students post videos of themselves stealing, vandalizing, or showing off items taken primarily from their schools, typically from bathrooms. The trend has resulted in many arrests of students across the United States.”

Tik-Tok is a video-sharing social media platform that began in China.

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