"Pass Out Game:" Parent Speaks Out After Incident at Junior High - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

"Pass Out Game:" Parent Speaks Out After Incident at Junior High

Posted: Updated:

A parent is urging others to talk to their children after faculty caught students playing "the pass out game" at East Central Junior High School Wednesday.

"He told me that he was approached to do the same thing," said mother Kristina Joseph. She said students approached her son, 13, to play the dangerous game in the bathroom, but he said no.

The pass out game is a potentially fatal activity, where friends help each other pass out by covering noses and holding down chests. It is said to produce a brief high.

Joseph's daughter committed suicide at age 13, so she said her son knows the danger of such activities.

Tulsa Public Schools said the East Central Junior High School principal issued an announcement to the student body, warning that students caught playing the pass out game will be suspended for 10 days. If students are caught a second time, they will be suspended for the rest of the school year. However, the school did not send home a notice to parents, which upset Joseph.

"It kind of alarmed me, because I need other parents to know before it happens to their child," said Joseph.

The school is limiting the number of bathrooms available during lunchtime, when students might be more likely to play the game.

TPS said the pass out game is a trend that reappears periodically.

A counselor with Family and Children's Services told Channel 8 it is important for parents to advocate for their children in schools. She said parents need to also open lines of communication with their children well before the teenage years when dangerous activities are likely to become available.

According to an article in The Observer, the pass out game kills between 25 and 1,000 young people each year in America.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Crash Causes Delay On I-44, Traffic Diverted

    Crash Causes Delay On I-44, Traffic Diverted

    A crash is causing major delay on I-44 near 129th E. Ave.Traffic is getting detoured onto U.S. 169.Traffic is significantly delayed in that area, so anyone planning on heading out there soon will need to allow for extra time to get through.More >>
    A crash is causing major delay on I-44 near 129th E. Ave.Traffic is getting detoured onto U.S. 169.Traffic is significantly delayed in that area, so anyone planning on heading out there soon will need to allow for extra time to get through.More >>
  • Police Officer Accused of Killing Teen Out of Jail

    Police Officer Accused of Killing Teen Out of Jail

    Police officer Shannon Kepler could make bond, and get out of jail, as he faces a first degree murder charge in the murder of  19 year old Jeremy Lake.More >>
    Police officer Shannon Kepler could make bond, and get out of jail, as he faces a first degree murder charge in the murder of  19 year old Jeremy Lake.More >>
  • NCAA Denies Immediate Eligibility For Sooners Wide Receiver Green-Beckham

    NCAA Denies Immediate Eligibility For Sooners Wide Receiver Green-Beckham

    The University of Oklahoma sent out an official statement as follows regarding the NCAA's ruling on transfer Dorial Green-Beckham:“The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA.More >>
    The University of Oklahoma sent out an official statement as follows regarding the NCAA's ruling on transfer Dorial Green-Beckham:“The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA.
    More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.