By: Erica Byfield
CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. - As shocking as it may sound, kids in the Heartland play the choking game and sometimes there are deadly consequences. To drive the point home leaders in Calloway County had a frank conversation with parents.
Sadly, in Calloway County members of the community could sympathize with the situation because in the matter of two months, two students at this middle died from asphyxiation. "The children that actually done this, she goes to school with both of them" said mother Jennifer Dunn.
Her daughter Teara recalled, "They were saying that they were just playing and they were not really going to do it." Teara Dunn is a 6th grader a Calloway Middle who learned a life altering lesson the hard way, attending the funerals of two of her friends "kids are dying from it, and other kids shouldn't try it."
Her mother Jennifer got choked up her talking about this deadly game and lives it stole from her community "that could be my child." Dunn like other parents in the audience listened closely some cried during parts of the presentation.