A Merseyside school has issued a warning to parents after a pupil pulled a dangerous stunt in front of a moving train.
Rainford High Technology College was informed this week that one of their students had pretended to fall over onto the train tracks at Rainford Junction as a train was approaching.
In an email sent to parents on Thursday, Acting Vice-Principal, Mr Kenyon, said the incident resulted in "a near miss" and saw the train driver removed from the service for the remainder of the day due to the distress it caused them.
In the email seen by the ECHO, Mr Kenyon said research showed the incident is part of a new trend on TikTok.
The school was made aware of what happened by Northern Rail and are awaiting CCTV footage to see if they can identify the student involved.
Mr Kenyon wrote: "Yesterday we were notified that a Rainford student walked onto the Rainford Junction railway tracks and pretended to fall over on the track as the train was approaching.
"This resulted in a near miss incident and the train driver was removed from the service for the remainder of the day due to the distress this caused and the level of the incident. We are awaiting CCTV footage to see if we can identify the student.
"From research this is a new trend on the social media site TikTok. I am sure you are equally as disturbed reading this as I was then I received the call late yesterday from Northern Rail."
Mr Kenyon said the school would be talking to students during form time this week to highlight the dangers and consequences these actions can have.
He asked parents to "reinforce" this message by speaking to their children about what happened and the impact of such actions.
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Mr Kenyon added: "If you have any information this incident or similar incidents involving our students then please email me at [email protected]
"Please can you discuss this with your children tonight to reinforce the messages around the dangers of this and the impact these 'pranks' have on the drivers.
"Additionally, I have been made aware that there is a video circulating on Tik Tok of a female teenager being beheaded so please can you monitor what your children are viewing online and contact school if you need any additional support.
"Thank you for your ongoing support."