Ogden Avenue School warns parents of "choking game"
LA GRANGE – Ogden Avenue School sent an email alert to parents last Friday after learning a student was involved in a game where a person is choked until he or she experiences a brief euphoric state close to passing out.
A parent contacted the school after seeing a video of a child playing the game at an area park, Ogden Principal Pattii Waldo said.
The act of self-strangulation, or strangulation by another person, commonly called the choking game, resulted in 82 deaths of kids ages 6 to 19 from 1995 to 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A high is achieved when the brain is deprived of oxygen.
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