Blue Valley asks families to talk to kids about new TikTok challenge allegedly encouraging violence at school

Two of Johnson County's biggest public school districts say they have received no specific threats related to an alleged challenge originating on TikTok that encourages students to carry out acts of violence at schools on Friday, Dec. 17. Still, officials in Blue Valley and Shawnee Mission have sent letters home encouraging families to talk to their kids about the threats. Photo credit Flickr/Solen Feyissa. Image used under a creative Commons license.

Schools across the U.S. are on alert following reports of a challenge being posted on the social media app TikTok encouraging students to carry out violent acts at their schools on Friday, Dec. 17.

Both the Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley school districts in the last 24 hours have sent messages to families, saying neither district has heard specific threats to their schools or to Johnson County.