‘So gross!’ Children yell in disgust when middle school staff partakes in a ‘licking contest’ with students

Viral video of a school licking contest that pitted students against teachers that even kids found “so gross” left many wondering “Who thought that this was a good idea?”

“If 12-year-olds can grasp that….”

Prior to spring break, students at Desert Hills Middle School (DHMS) in Kennewick, Washington gathered for an assembly in their gymnasium to partake in a fundraising competition that was caught on video. Despite the apparent enthusiasm from participants, onlookers were disgusted when they saw classmates challenging staff in a face-to-face relay to see who could lick cream off a plexiglass partition the fastest.

The audible disgust of students in the crowd was readily heard over cheers from others with one stating “That’s actually so gross!” and another shouting “What the heck?”

“Who thought that this was a good idea?” came a voice in the video while others exclaimed, “Eww!”

Speaking with a local NBC affiliate, April Jordan recounted her daughter’s reaction to the display with sexual undertones and expressed, “If 12-year-olds can grasp that then…yeah, it’s a little concerning that I’m trusting those people with my kid that can’t even make that decision on their own.”

“When I first saw the video I was mortified,” another mother told conservative radio host Jason Rantz. “The pure lack of judgment was horrifying by the display of behavior from the trusted adults in the room. What got me even more upset was when I saw the principal laughing and then pulling his phone out to videotape or take pictures of the events.”

“He seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed the game, instead of protecting our children and stopping the game,” she alleged.

Similar reactions poured in from across the internet as viewers opined:

Others couldn’t help but point out the stark contrast of faculty behavior displayed when, up until March 2022, Washington state had still been enforcing a mandatory masking policy as part of their draconian response to COVID.

DHMS Principal Casey Grant, who was said to have been visible in the viral video, released a statement that read, “On behalf of Desert Hills Middle School, I would like to apologize for the activity that took place during our recent assembly. As building principal, I take ownership for the events that occur in my school, and I recognize the impact that this situation has had on our school community. I am committed to the safety of our students and staff and will ensure that all future activities meet the highest professional standards and adhere to district policy. Again, I apologize that this incident occurred and for the negativity brought to the Desert Hills community.”

Likewise, district Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce issued a letter to parents and said, “This activity does not reflect the high standards we hold for our staff members as outlined in district policy. The content of a video being shared on social media is highly concerning, and the situation is currently being investigated by the district.”

“This activity does not have district approval and will never be repeated in the future,” she assured and noted that “corrective measures” were being taken but, due to “confidentiality with respect to personnel matters,” would not elaborate further.


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