Ohio – US: A 12-year-old Richmond Heights boy Tristan Casson dies while performing TikTok challenge. The boy enjoyed TikTok and loved to learn new dances but unfortunately he become the victim to a dangerous TikTok trend.
Her mother Taylor Davis left her home on Dec. 6 to complete some paperwork nearby. It wasn’t too long before she noticed her children calling her phone repeatedly. They called me and said, ‘Mom, Tristan is dead and and I just started to panic so he turned the camera around I could see Tristan’s face.
The victim mother insists parents to monitor their children’s social media activities
Richmond Heights police found Tristan unresponsive just before 9:30 p.m. Richmond Heights paramedics took Tristan to Hillcrest Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His death came from TikTok blackout challenge, It’s when someone holds their breath or suffocates themselves until they lose consciousness.
The incident is under investigation by police Chief Thomas Wetzel. Police are investigating Tristan’s death as a suicide. However, Davis says she doesn’t believe her son wanted to take his own life. She said he always tried new dances and trends that were popular on TikTok.
I just couldn’t wrap my mind around my son doing something like that. He had an excellent day on Tuesday and was looking forward to Christmas break and Christmas. That’s not a kid that doesn’t necessarily want to be here and that’s unhappy.Taylor Davis – Victim Mom
I hopes my son’s story will help save heartache from another family
I just really want to spread awareness and let parents know about it because I didn’t know. He’s not here physically, but he’s still here and that makes me feel so much better.Taylor Davis – Mom
Bloomberg News reported that the blackout challenge has been linked to the deaths of at least 15 children ages 12 or younger in the past 18 months.