Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines

September 17, 2021

Important Update - Social Media Trend

Dear Franklin Families;

I am writing to make you aware of a new TikTok trend, called "Devious Lick" which challenges students to post videos of themselves destroying school bathrooms or stealing school property. Popular videos online show students stealing items such as toilet paper, soap dispensers, sinks, stall doors, classroom equipment, and bragging about it on social media.

Please be advised that disciplinary action has and will be taken against those who participate in this behavior in accordance with the Code Book for Student Conduct. This includes a thorough investigation, loss of privileges, school suspension, and a referral to local law enforcement. Students will also be financially responsible for restoring the damage and replacing stolen items.

Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. Please have a conversation with your child about the consequences that will accompany any students found to vandalize or steal school property. Together, we can guide our students to make good decisions and refrain from disrupting the school environment. We are grateful for your partnership and for your continued support of our school as we address this issue.

Sincerely yours,

Elena Diaz, M.Ed.