Temecula Valley Unified warns parents about ‘Skull Breaker Challenge’

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TEMECULA — Temecula Valley Unified School District issued a warning to parents on Tuesday, Feb. 25 about a social media challenge being circulated on the app TikTok called the “Skull Breaker Challenge.”

The district shared a link to an article by Forbes magazine detailing the activity and the dangers associated with it.

In the activity, two people stand on either side of one other person in the middle. The goal, they tell the person in the middle, is for all three to jump at the same time. However, when the person in the middle jumps, the two on the outside try to kick the legs out from under the person in the middle. If they are “successful,” the person in the middle falls and hits his or her head on the ground.

“We have already experienced one known incident that resulted in a student being injured,” the district statement by the TVUSD’s Public Information Office reads. “Please talk with your child(ren) about this new challenge and awareness not to participate in this activity knowingly or unknowingly as it can cause significant harm and injury.”

There was no other information regarding the condition of the injured student mentioned in the statement.