March 5, 2006 - Posted at 1:14 p.m. CST
WHITEFIELD, N.H. (AP) _ When school resumes tomorrow in
Whitefield, New Hampshire, students will get warnings about a
dangerous game that claimed the life of one of their classmates
Rodney Webster, the eighth-grade class president at Whitefield
Elementary School, died while playing what's called ``The Choking
Game.'' It's a dangerous activity in which people choke themselves,
sometimes with a rope or belt, to deprive the brain of oxygen so
they can reach a brief rush when blood flow is returned.
Whitefield Police Chief Bill Colburn and school officials have
created pamphlets outlining the danger of the game, which will be
distributed when students return from winter break tomorrow.
Webster's mother, Lori, says she hopes making people aware will
avoid other deaths.