Date Type of Article Subject Web Address Affected State
2007/03 News Pryor, E. Officials say former Macon teen's death not caused by 'choking game'
Macon Telegraph, GA -
The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office ruled Tuesday that a former Macon teenage girl died by suicide not related to "the choking game." ...
GA
2007/03 News Dion, B. 19ActionNews.com OH
2007/03 News Lucisano, J. News Times Live.com CT
2007/02 News Wince-Prior, C. Coshocton Tribune.com OH
2007/03 News Lucisano, J. State revises cause of teen boy's death Danbury News Times - Danbury,CT,USA Joseph Lucisano, 17, was found hanging in the closet of his bedroom at his family home in Ridgefield on Nov. 14. Claudia Lucisano, Joseph's mother, ... CT
2007/03 News Mordecai, G Choking Game Deaths Becoming All Too Common CBS 13 - Sacramento,CA,USA You may not have heard of the choking game, but chances are, your kids have. Two thrill seeking kids from Northern California have already died. ... CA
2007/03 Article AeA Article on ’scarfing” WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT "SCARFING" By Walt Mueller editor's note: the following is a condensed and revised version of an informational article written by...
1995/05 Article AeA Autoerotic Asphyxiation Syndrome A Very Real Danger for Young Teens By: Teri R. Co glazier
2007/03 Article Education Parent Awareness on Dangers Of "Choking Game" Here's a warning for parents. Some teens in our area are playing a dangerous game, and it may be costing them their lives. KY
2007/03 News Education NISD to host info session on ‘choking game’ Seguin Gazette-Enterprise - Seguin,TX,USA But the “choking� game is one where the stakes can be higher than any adolescent looking for a cheap rush might have bargained for. ... TX
2007/03 Article Draher, L. Video: Choking Game Survivor Talks To Teens (JOE) (**2SHOT**) GOOD EVENING, I'M JOE PAGLIARULO, IN FOR RANDY. ( TX
2007/03 Blog Sandel, B. Blake By Brittany(Brittany) Blake Sandel died yesterday. He was playing the choking game and passed out and choked to death. His brother Aaron found him and tried to wake him up. I love that kid. He was our biggest Fabio fan and a great guy. Today at school was hard TX
2007/03 News Call Kurtis: Choking Game Deaths CBS 13, CA - Mar 13, 2007 You may not have heard of the choking game, but chances are, your kids have. Often these deaths appear to be suicide. If the coroner decides 16-year old ... CA
2007/02 Article Choking Game Dangerous games kids play YourHub.com, CO - The choking game is not new. Usually, a group of children will gather around one child who willingly submits to being "choked" by a friend. ... CO
2007/02 Article Thompson, D Parents Warn That Choking Game Kills First Coast News, FL - Feb 21, 2007 ATLANTA, GA -- Mike and Angela Thompson are on a mission to make other parents aware of an incredibly dangerous game called the Choking Game. ... GA
2007/02 Article Pryor, E Game Suspected in Teen's Death WXIA-TV, GA - Feb 21, 2007 Instead, Diane believes Elizabeth died accidentally while playing an incredibly dangerous game called the Choking Game. She took a belt made of ribbon, ... GA
2007/03 News Education NISD event sheds light on deadly 'game' Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, TX - Mar 3, 2007 Metheny, a DARE officer who only heard of what officials call “the choking game” a couple years ago, takes time off from his work to travel and warn TX
2007/03 Article Schools coping with loss Blue Springs Examiner, MO - Mar 1, 2007 Requires Registration There are rumors circulating that at least one of these deaths was a result of the choking game or a stunt gone wrong. The choking game, increasingly ... MO
2007/03 Article School, other community resources available to help kids and families The Advocate, OH - Mar 1, 2007 A few weeks ago, a very tragic story unfolded when a 12-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while playing the "choking game." This type of "game" ... OH
2007/03 News Peterson, A. Mother Wants Son's Death Relabeled KETV.com, NE - Mar 6, 2007 ... was deliberately trying to restrict oxygen to his brain to get a rush -- not to kill himself -- in a dangerous trend teenagers call "the choking game." ... NE
2007/03 News Spiritual answers : Teen group hopes to help with risky behaviors Cadillac News, MI - Mar 3, 2007 The choking game, pressure to take drugs and encouragement to have sex at the age of 13 were just some of the things his daughter spoke of. ... MI
2006/04 Article Henson, J> WVU death ruled accident: Student apparently was playing the choking game. WV
2006/04 Article Henson, J Teen's Death in 'Choking Game' Focuses Attention on Dangerous Practice
2007/03 Article Hibler, D> A dangerous game exposed Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Mar 12, 2006 Teens are participating in the choking game at many places and in various ... Over the past few years, deaths related to the choking game are increasing. PA
2006/02 Article 'Choking Game' blamed in death of Mt. Lebanon teen Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Feb 10, 2006 He would not specify how they deduced that it was the Choking Game, but said it was "how my wife found him." The boy's father, a pediatrician, ... PA
1999/05 Article - Medical Examiner HOW CAUSE OF DEATH STATEMENT DATA ENTERS THE DATABASE TX
2005/09 Video 2 videos, a long explanation of what the kids are doing today. The first video includes Steve, Kodee and Gabe's deaths.
2005/09 News The Fainting Game Experts Say Know The Warning Signs IL
2005/09 Article "Game" Claims Lives of Three Middle Schoolers FL
2007/02 News Dangerous "game" is not new The Advocate - Newark,OH,USA Adolescents in Licking County and across the nation are playing the choking game, a deadly activity in which they choke themselves to achieve a brief ... OH
2007/02 News Parents confront dangers of "game" The Advocate - Newark,OH,USA West Main Intermediate School sixth-grader Cayden Wince-Prior died Wednesday of asphyxiation while playing the choking game, which involves any activity ... OH
2005/07 News Suffocation games a growing problem The Advocate - Newark,OH,USA Three months ago, a choking game may have killed another Idaho girl, Chelsea Dunn, 13. She was found hanging from a belt and shoelace outside her bedroom ... OH
2007/02 News Wince-Prior, C. Friends, teachers remeber Cayden The Advocate - Newark,OH,USA Licking County Deputy Coroner Jeff Lee said the sixth-grader apparently asphyxiated himself while playing the “choking game,� which involves any activity ... OH
2005/09 News Hamilton, B Mother Suspects 'Choking Game' Cause Of Son's Death WRAL.com - Raleigh,NC,USA ... County investigators say the death of 12-year-old Bryson Hamilton was a suicide, but Bryson's mother believes her son died as the result of a "choking game.". NC
2000/00 Article Medical The emotional response to risk UK
2005/09 News Teens Playing Suffocation Roulette With Choking Game NBC 10.com - Philadelphia,PA,USA PHILADELPHIA -- There is a new addiction that children can easily hide from their parents -- it is known as the choking game. Experts ... PA
2005/09 News Mordecai, G. Mother believes son died playing dangerous 'pass out' game CA
2007/03 News Draher, L The Choking Game: Teen Tells of How He Almost Died WOAI - San Antonio,TX,USA The choking game. Whatever name it goes by, it can kill anyone and it is plaguing schools all over the country. Friday night, Levi Draher told his story of ... TX
2007/03 News Peterson, A Choking game comes with deadly consequences NE
2007/03 News VIdeo The Choking Game Kills Kids Forget drugs and drinking, what some kids are doing for a quick rush is not only stupid but extremely dangerous. It's called the Choking Game and children as young as 6 years old have been known to play the game. NE
2007/02 Blog Choking Game choking game on a blog The choking 'game' By jay aitch(jay aitch) Her daughter told her yesterday that this little girl wants to do the choking thing young people do for...
2007/02 News Thompson Parents Warn Choking Game Kills WXIA-TV - NE Atlanta,GA,USA Mike and Angela Thompson are on a mission to make other parents aware of an incredibly dangerous game called the Choking Game. ... GA
2006 Article Medical Examiner Variability of undetermined manner of death classification in the US
2007/02 News Hanging ruled an accident Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA The ruling on the manner of death of a 12-year-old Corinth boy found last month hanging by a rope from playground equipment has been changed from a suicide ... TX
2007/02 News Withheld, Christian The 'Game' is no fun for its victims Canton Repository (subscription) - Canton,OH,USA Earlier this month, a 12-year-old boy in Newark, was found hanging dead in his basement. In August 2005, a 16-year-old Northwest High School student died of ... OH
2002/02 Reference Medical Examiner National Association of Medical Examiners' Manner of Death ... Medical Examiners' Guide For Manner of Death Classification. The following excerpt is from the "First Edition" of this Guide, ...
2007/02 Reference Medical After A Decade Of Decline, Child Suicides Rising WJZ - Baltimore,MD,USA As WJZ's Dennis Edwards reports, the new information comes just days after two missing teens from Montgomery County were found dead in a car in what police ... MD
2007/02 News Wince-Prior, C. Child's death a shock to everyone The Advocate - Newark,OH,USA A family, school and entire community was in shock last week at the death of a 12-year-old who was found in the basement of his Newark home, hanging and ... OH
2007/02 News Education Schools mull 'choking game' prevention The Advocate - Newark,OH,USA So far, however, she said she does not think administrators are aware of students experimenting with the choking game in Licking Valley, but she said the ... OH
2007/02 News Mom: Choking began as horseplay Las Cruces Sun-News - Las Cruces,NM,USA They were pumped up for their game. There was no animosity between the boys and he never intended to hurt Matthew." Esparza also said Martinez was punished ... NM
2007/02 News Education 'Choking game' DVDs donated to libraries Zanesville Times Recorder - Zanesville,OH,USA The film covers the topic of "The Choking Game." Known under other names such as "Knockout," "Passout" and "Airplaning," the act involves a child ... OH
2007/02 News Education Parents need to know about 4 deadly children's games, trends Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA Here are four trends that parents should be aware of so they can talk over the risks with their children. The Choking Game is not new. ... PA
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New! T-Shirts, Bumper Stickers, Awareness Bracelets all to increase awareness!
Add your signature to the thousands requiring DARE and Risk Prevention Program to teach the dangers of the Choking Game
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  • JANUARY 2008

Central GA Teens Playing Deadly Game
13wmaz, GA - Jan 17, 2008
"The strange thing about this choking game is that you're typically looking at kids that are coming from middle class, upper class families and a lot of ...

Boy dies after playing 'choking game'
The Local - Sweden
The choking game phenomenon has remained popular among children worldwide despite repeated warnings. A number of deaths have been reported in the
United ...

Choking Game Dangers: A Family's Warning
WTVQ - Lexington,KY, USA
By Kellie Wilson A Lincoln County family says thier teenage son died as a result of playing a popular "game" among teenagers called the choking game. ...

Choking game a deadly teenage pastime
Camden County Tribune, GA - Jan 4, 2008
It's called the choking game and for one former resident of St. Marys, it proved a fatal diversion. Nicole Hagerman, 13, was found comatose in the
backseat....
.DECEMBER 2007

Students Flirt With Death In New Chest-Punch 'Choking Game'
Local6.com - Orlando,FL,USA
Students at a middle school in Orange County have been experimenting with what is believed to be a new variation of the choking game where teens hold
their...
.NOVEMBER 2007

The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet
M&J take you inside the popular new game teens play alone or together that's putting their lives at risk. Plus, experts reveal how to tell if your kids are playing
the choking game and what you can do to stop them! ...

QC father warns parents about dangers of The Choking Game
WQAD, IL - Nov 16, 2007
Now a Quad City father is trying to warn parents about the dangers of the Choking Game, a game he says that took his son's life on a sunny August morning

Pewaukee School District to Meet With Principals About 'Choking Game'
Newsradio 620, WI - Nov 14, 2007
The Pewaukee School District says it will meet with principals later today to discuss the so called "choking game." The meeting comes after three teenagers

Thirteen-year-olds caught in choking 'game'
WKBT, WI - Nov 14, 2007
(AP) - Two boys and an 18-year-old man could face charges after playing the choking game with a 13-year-old girl in Pewaukee, then sexually assaulting
her ...

Informing parents
El Dorado Times - El Dorado,KS,USA
Spivey began by talking about The Choking Game. He showed a portion of a Wichita news broadcast that featured the father of a child who had died in their

  • OCTOBER 2007



  • SEPTEMBER 2007
By: Chris Minor
MOLINE, Illinois -- The death of a 15 year old found in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve has been ruled an accident, and may be linked to the ''choking game''.
Zachary Hughes was a model kid, and had everything going for him. He was a Boy Scout working toward being an Eagle Scout.


  • JULY 2007
10-Year-Old Hospitalized After Apparent Choking Game Eyewitness News
(07/25/07 -- DUNN, N.C.) - A 10-year-old boy from Dunn is at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after being found unconscious hanging from a belt in a broom closet.



  • JUNE 2007
Spring Creek boy dies in accidental hanging
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:59 PM PDT
http://www.elkodaily.com/articles/2007/06/05/news/local_news/news4.txt

  • MAY 2007
Talking about a deadly game
Paradise Post - Paradise,CA,USA
Because there is pressure on the arteries that is suddenly released the blood flow to the brain can cause a rush. Other ways people practice this is by ...


When a game is not a game
http://www.dailyfreeman.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18411062&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=81975&rfi=6
Kingston Daily Freeman - Kingston,NY,USA
As part of a "choking game" curriculum, Saugerties Junior High School students have been talking about those highs lately. The choking game "high" that can .

Playing with fire - http://www.mininggazette.com/stories/articles.asp?articleID=7136
Daily Mining Gazette - Houghton,MI,USA
I recently read a story that you had in The Daily Mining Gazette regarding the choking game. I was concerned by that fact that the school superintendent was

Schoolmates plant a memory  
Class honors a friendship rooted in its heart
By LIZA MARTIN
http://www.newarkadvocate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070523/NEWS01/705230301/1002

Walker County meeting focuses on The Choking Game
Huntsville Item - Huntsville,TX,USA
Scott Metheny, a nationally recognized expert on The Choking Game, is visiting Walker County to educate teachers, parents and students about this
dangerous ...

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070520/NEWS02/705200524

Walker County meeting focuses on The Choking Game
A cooperative of county officials, programs and famillies are coming together to bring a message to the people of Walker County: don’t play the game.Scott
Metheny, a nationally recognized expert on The Choking Game, is visiting Walker ...
itemonline.com, Huntsville, TX--Local... - http://www.itemonline.com

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Parents, educators learn more about deadly act
 http://www.itemonline.com:80/local/local_story_130011319.html
Huntsville Item - Huntsville,TX,USA
It goes by many names like Space Monkey, Funky Chicken, California High or the Flatliner but is most commonly known as The Choking Game. ...
See all stories on this topic

Some kids drawn to dangerous game http://news14.com:80/content/top_stories/582327/some-kids-drawn-to-dangerous-game/Default.aspx
News 14 Carolina - Raleigh,NC,USA
Angela Mills, Marilyn Ingoldsby and Mildred Bernard began researching the choking game for a graduate psychology class at Chatham College in Pittsburgh. ...
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The Choking Game  VIDEO - Cheri Morales (Marc Anthony's Mom)  
http://www.kxan.com/Global/category.asp?C=99334
Monday, KXAN has a Live Well health alert on a secret game, a deadly game, that a lot of kids are playing, and parents the last ones they'll tell.

The Dangers of the "Choking Game" -
http://www.kait8.com/Global/story.asp?S=6439610&nav=0jsh
KAIT, AR -
REGION 8 -- It's a teen death that can often be mistaken for suicide...by hanging or choking. And it all starts off as a game that many teens and pre-teens

APRIL 27 2007
Parents say their son died playing the choking game -
 http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S=6427152&nav=8H3x
By: CJ Cassidy  Campbell MO

Coroner: Mo. Teen Died Playing 'Choking Game' -
http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/13208303/detail.html
KMBC, MO - Apr 26, 2007
A Missouri teenager apparently died playing the "choking game," and now his parents are speaking out to prevent it from happening to other children. ...

A deadly game -
http://www.mininggazette.com/stories/articles.asp?articleID=6677
Daily Mining Gazette, MI - Apr 24, 2007
According to numerous news reports, the Choking Game has gotten very popular around the country, and hundreds of deaths are attributed to it every year.
...

The Choking Game -
http://www.houstonpress.com/2007-04-19/news/the-choking-game/
Houston Press, TX - Apr 21, 2007
Carrie and Levi give school presentations on the choking game. If a kid doesn't know how to play the choking game... The 15-year-old's body is positioned ...

North Dakota Health Department Warns Parents, Educators About ...-
http://www.emaxhealth.com/22/10925.html
eMaxHealth.com, NC - Apr 9, 2007
Many pre-teens and teens participate in this lethal game out of curiosity - not rebellion, depression or anger. To many children, the choking game seems ...

Tissue donation, a gift of life
http://zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070422/NEWS01/704220338/1002
Zanesville Times Recorder, OH - Apr 22, 2007
The donation of tissue belonging to a Newark boy who lost his life to the "choking game" means two strangers' lives have or will be saved, said the boy's ...