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Pittsburg High School cautions parents about potentially harmful game

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If you ask a  Pittsburg High School student "what are the chances"?, the odds are, he or she will think you're referring to:

"A game where you ask someone what are the chances they'll do something," said student Dalton Massoth.

Exactly that: a game that's gaining popularity.  

Here's how it works: One person will dare the other person to do something. Then both parties have to pick a number between one and 10, or one and fifteen.

On the count of three, each person will shout the number. If they match, the dare has to happen. If the person refuses to do the dare:

"Then the person who gave you the dare or whatever, gets to slap you," said Massoth.

The dares or tasks vary.  

Because of this, principal Jon Bishop urges all parents to have a conversation with their children about the game, as he is concerned it could possibly get out hand, leading students to get in trouble or even hurt.  

"Anything called or like a dare game, what's the limit? Is this being played at home? Is this being played at school? we don't want those things happening anywhere, which is why I felt like, being a father of three kids, I would want to know if there was a potential game that kids were involving themselves in that could cause potential harm."

It's Bishop's intention to stay proactive and to keep parents informed about the game, ultimately to keep students out of trouble and out of harm.

'The potential is always there when you have a dare game with teenagers," said Bishop.

While some students admit the dares can get out of hand, others say they are usually harmless.  

"Tell someone this or something like that, it's just a joke," said Massoth. "But T think you shouldn't do it if it's something you know that person shouldn't do." 


Bishop says if a student is caught playing the game, the consequences vary according to the dares. It could lead from Friday night school to possible suspension.  




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