‘one chip challenge’ warning from Three Oaks Middle School

Writer: Rachel Murphy
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The spicy tortilla chip involved in the “one chip challenge” by Paqui (CREDIT: WINK News)

As the “one chip challenge” rises in popularity, the Lee County School District is getting involved.

Paqui, the maker of the chip, voluntarily pulled the product after backlash from the family of a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy who died after eating the chip.

The administration at Three Oaks Middle School, Fort Myers, issued a warning about the challenge.

They sent out an email to parents, saying, “Recently, a few of our students have been copying a viral TikTok challenge called the ‘one chip challenge,’ encouraging them to eat a spicy tortilla chip. This behavior has been deemed dangerous to their health and disruptive to the school.”

A spokesperson for the chip maker said the challenge is intended for adults only.

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