Dangerous game has Beaver Falls school district on high alert

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BEAVER FALLS, Pa. —

Students engaging in a dangerous game have parents and teachers in the Big Beaver Falls Area School District shaking their heads.

Known as California knockout or the choking game, the activity involves choking a person with the intent that they reach a high.

The game was recently played by two students in the school district, and Superintendent Dr. Donna Nugent said the district doesn’t want it to happen again.

Nugent sent an email to teachers telling them to be on the lookout for the dangerous activity that has people shocked.

“It's terrible. Why would you want to hurt another human being?” said Jean Muris. “They're not stopping to think before they play these silly games that should not be played with another human.”