A Westland mother whose 11-year-old son died while playing a “choking game” says she hopes other parents will learn from her sixth-grader’s mistake.

Television stations WJBK and WDIV say Brandon Stine of Westland was found dead in his bedroom Sunday while playing a game that causes children to pass out and wake up with a rush.

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Police say entries on Brandon’s Facebook page indicate the Marshall Upper Elementary School student may have previously played the game commonly known as “Pass Out,” “Tap Out,” “Hangman,” and “Elevator.”

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Jenny Stine says her son vowed to never play the game, and she keeps “thinking it’s a bad dream.” She and her husband are laid off.

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Stine urges parents to get involved with their children – even if that means invading their privacy. 
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