(KHSL-TV) A Chico Junior High student is fighting for his life after participating in the “Eraser Challenge,” a game that has become popular with teenagers across the country.
The game is a dare in which students take an eraser and rub it back and forth across their arm while reciting the alphabet and coming up with a word for each letter. Once they reach the letter Z they stop and compare their burns with their friend’s eraser burns.
A 13-year-old Chico Junior High School student played the eraser challenge at school last Tuesday and is now fighting for his life at Sutter Women's and Children Center in Sacramento.
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According to a Facebook post by one of the student's relatives, he contracted Strep A Toxic Shock, likely from the germs on the dirty eraser he rubbed against his arm.