Middle Schoolers: Tragic Results From a Deadly Game

A gifted student and a soccer star, Colin Russell, 13, finished his homework, played with his dog and delved into a novel one afternoon this September. After dinner that evening, the Tacoma, Wash., eighth grader, whose mother and father are physicians, stepped into his bedroom closet, put a rope around his neck, tightened it and strangled to death.This was no suicide. Colin was playing a "pass out" game that has become frighteningly common around the country. Children, usually of middle-school...
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