Teens slammed for Covid-19 #coughingchallenge video

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The store immediately informed the police and removed the produce.

By Web Report

Published: Sun 22 Mar 2020, 5:44 PM

Last updated: Sun 22 Mar 2020, 7:57 PM

Police in Virginia is not pressing charges against two teenagers identified as having filmed themselves coughing on produce in a grocery store and uploading the video to social media.?
Authorities are warning of the 'disturbing trend' which has appeared on social media as the coronavirus pandemic worsened, calling on parents to monitor their children's actions online.??
Videos have been emerging on social media where a person pretends to cough in a grocery store and the other reacts to it. Police cautioned against the videos.
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Purcellville Police Department released an update on Friday revealing that two teens involved in the incident were identified after being seen on Wednesday 'reportedly coughing on produce while filming themselves and posting it on social media'.??
The store quickly informed the police and removed the produce involved, taking measures to ensure the safety of their customers from the coronavirus.
"The two juveniles questioned admitted to their involvement, and it was determined that there was no criminal intent," the police statement read.
??"The investigation concluded the teenagers were getting close to other patrons and coughing into their own sleeves while filming it on their phones.?"
After viewing the video footage, officers determined no actual customers or produce were spit or coughed on directly, but we appreciate the store's swift action in reporting the incident to police and removing any items in question to ensure the health of store patrons and employees.??
"Due to the age of the minors involved, no names or video footage will be released," the statement added.??
"We have learned that this appears to be a disturbing trend on social media across the country, and we ask for help from parents to discourage this behavior immediately."
While evidence from China, the country first hit by a major outbreak, suggested that younger people were not at risk from the virus as much as the elderly, the number of cases in the US so far is suggesting that all young people may not be as safe from serious health complications as first believed.

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