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How Michigan educators are talking to students about the Oxford school shooting

This week’s shooting at a Michigan high school was the deadliest school shooting in three years and has led to fear, anger and anxiety at school districts around the state. And so have closings in dozens of schools because of threats and out of an abundance of caution. Our Student Reporting Labs and colleagues at Detroit Public TV talked to educators about how they are talking to students.

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TikTok’s ‘devious licks’ challenge countered by new ‘angelic yields’ trend

On Monday, we heard from the PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs about the TikTok trend “devious licks” — videos of students stealing or vandalizing school property. Now, a counter-response has emerged. Dubbed “angelic yields,” these TikTok videos encourage students to replace stolen items or do kind acts to improve their school. Here’s the latest from the Student Reporting Labs.

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Viral ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge encourages kids to steal from school

Just last month, a viral theme on the social media platform TikTok led to widespread damage in schools across the country. Known as the “devious licks” challenge, it encouraged students to record themselves stealing or vandalizing school property, then posting the video online. Our Student Reporting Labs network asked young people and school staff about its effects on school communities.

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