In addition to the informal backlash against the trend that has been building on social media, schools have also been taking concrete steps to warn students against participating in the challenge. In a video shared by TikTok user @drexerss, a teacher can be heard issuing a warning to her students.
“For those that are participating, please know that when we do catch you we will discipline you to the fullest extent and you will be arrested and you will be responsible for any of the monetary damages that have been done. Again, this needs to stop,” the teacher says.
“Because of the antics of a few, unfortunately, we have had to close the purple bathroom for the boys. That means the blue bathroom and the green bathroom are open for the rest of the day.”
“However, because of the antics of a few, we don’t have soap in any of the boys restrooms in blue, green or purple nor do we have any more soap dispensers so you will not be able to thoroughly wash your hands,” the teacher continued. “Please make sure that everyone listens to this very clearly. When we catch you, there will be consequences. Please stop this behavior now.”