(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.

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.

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