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Yesterday at school, we had an incident involving students hyperventilating and then causing themselves to pass out. We are sharing this to make you aware of this dangerous trend among teenagers and the significant health concerns associated with this activity. We encourage you to talk with your teenager about these dangers and do your own research about the consequences of what is sometimes referred to as the “Choke Out Challenge”, the “Space Monkey Challenge” or the “Choking Game”. We have posted information about this phenomenon from Lane County Public Health for your reference.

THE CHOKING GAME: A fact sheet for parents and teachers.

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