Whanganui Police Step In As Kids ‘assaulted’ In social Media Craze

Whanganui Police say a number of native faculties are affected by an inappropriate "recreation" circulating on social media. Photograph / 123rf

A "recreation" circulating on social media, together with the TikTok app, is leading to younger folks being assaulted by their friends, with a Whanganui college this week calling in police to assist cope with the problem.

Whanganui Intermediate College principal Katherine Ellery despatched a letter to oldsters/caregivers in regards to the college's response to an "inappropriate recreation" that had surfaced within the playground this week, leading to a particular meeting for male college students on Tuesday.

The Chronicle has chosen to not embody the names the "recreation" is understood by or specifics of what it entails.

"The sufferer receives a really scary and painful expertise that leaves them feeling fully violated," Ellery stated within the letter distributed on Tuesday.

"This morning I spoke with the police and their response was swift. They'd two officers on website for the meeting to assist the message I delivered to the boys. This isn't okay, this isn't a recreation, that is indecent assault! The police will proceed to assist our faculty, as they're numerous different faculties in Whanganui who're experiencing an outbreak of this behaviour."

Ellery stated college students had been given the message the varsity was taking the problem very severely and there could be penalties for assaulting one other scholar.

The method outlined within the letter is:

"• We'll cellphone the dad and mom/caregivers of any offender instantly to make sure they're faraway from our faculty.

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