Moon Area SD officials, parents work to stop ‘choking game'

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MOON, Pa. - Moon Area School District officials and parents are working to stop students in the district from playing a potentially dangerous “game.”
 
Superintendent Curt Baker told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz the school district sent out a warning on Monday to students and parents about the possible dangers associated with playing “the choking game.”
 
“The choking game” is basically a way for students to get a rush by cutting off oxygen supply to the brain.
 
Baker said the district is trying to get ahead of the alarming trend and be proactive.
 
“I couldn’t believe it.  It was shocking that kids would do this,” said parent Jodi Beeler, who watched a video.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said since 1995, there have been 82 deaths.  Kids from 6 to 19 years old have died.