Charlamagne tha god, host of the popular morning radio show, The Breakfast Club, and son of a public school teacher mom, talked about a new, disgusting trend on Tik Tok to slap their teacher. The trend, called the #SlapATeacher challenge, is the latest challenge on the social media platform that mainly appeals to younger kids for the month of October.

Concern about the so-called #Slapateacher challenge, the October challenge of the month on Tik Tok, has spread across the country this week, with school systems in Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Florida warning students that hitting teachers could lead to criminal charges.

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An Elementary school student in Lancaster, Co. SC is facing assault charges for slapping their teacher.

WCCB Charlotte – An elementary school child in Lancaster County faces assault charges for hitting a teacher, apparently as part of a TikTok challenge. In September, its inaugural month, the so-called “Devious Licks” trend challenged students to steal and vandalize school property. Teens across the country were arrested. And now according to a list that’s been circulating online, this month’s challenge is to “smack a staff member.”

Education Week, a publication for teachers, warned teachers about the disturbing trend – Educational leaders throughout the state are urgently warning teachers and school staff about a disturbing TikTok challenge that emerged this month urging students to slap teachers while recording it on a video.

“Educators beware!” the California Teachers Assn. — the largest and politically influential teacher union in the state — posted online Tuesday. Referencing an earlier TikTok trend, the memo said: “As if widespread vandalism in our schools last month wasn’t enough, the same ‘challenge’ circulating on social media networks TikTok and Twitter is now calling for students to ‘slap a staff member.’”

Facebook users responded to the CA Teachers Assn post about the disturbing new trend. Here are a couple of their comments. Do you agree with them?

The slapping challenge, which reportedly began this month, has put educators across the country on alert. So far, one elementary school teacher in South Carolina was hit in the back of the head, the Lancaster County School District said.

Should teachers be able to sue the parents if their kids assault them as part of this violent challenge?

 

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