by Christa Lollis
Some of these kids say they've played the choking game just to try it, and almost all of them say they know someone else who has too. "Most of the teenagers were doing it. They'll put somebody against the wall and choke them and see if they'll go to sleep," an East Texas teenager explained.
There was a meeting tonight at a Lufkin church to show East Texas teenagers that playing the game is playing with death and organizers want more parents and kids to realize that. "It scares me tremendously. If I didn't know about it I know there are a lot of other parents who didn't and there are a lot of our young people who didn't know. But what's even scarier is that a lot of our young people had heard of it and they know people who are involved in it and that's even scarier," Pastor Derrick Lewis Nobles said.