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"The Choking Game"

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A ten year old Milwaukee boy died over the weekend. His parents found him hanging from a curtain rod. They believe he was playing "The Choking Game".  Kids. 

Here's what the choking game is all about. Kids choke each other or themselves until they pass out. They get a rush, some compare it to being high, when they regain consciousness.

A few years ago when I was at TODAY'ST TMJ4 I did an investigation into the "Choking Game".  Every parent with a young child should check it out.

Click on the video to see my investigation.

You can also relisten to segment one and segment two that aired on Wisconsin's Afternoon News on Monday. 

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