LINDALE, Texas — The Lindale ISD Police Department is warning parents of a TikTok trend that could land students in jail.
According to the LPD, the social media challenge for the month of October involves students making inappropriate physical contact with staff members.
"Please understand, if any student participates in this ridiculous act, they will be arrested on sight and charged with assault on a public servant," the LISDPD said in a statement.
Texas PC 22.01 states:
A person commits an offense if the person:
Intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another person when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
An offense under this subsection if committed against a public servant is a third-degree felony.
"We are so proud of our students and staff for their dedication to keep LISD a safe environment for all," LISDPD said in a statement. "We do not anticipate any problems whatsoever, however it is important to reiterate the seriousness of such a senseless act."