Disturbing school trends: Kids try to pass out or puke

LA PLATA, Md. – Would you pass out or vomit on purpose — just to prove your worth?

Two disturbing trends are unfolding in Charles County schools, SoMdNews.com reports.

The first is the “knockout challenge,” where students purposely make themselves pass out.

The second is the “cinnamon challenge,” where students swallow a pile of cinnamon and see how long they can keep it down before they get sick.

Three students were sent to the hospital after trying the challenges last week.

All three students have since returned to school.

WTOP’s Jason Fraley contributed to this story. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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