Monmouth County high schoolers try to stamp out texting

Dozens of students took part in an event held at Freehold Township High School today called "X the TXT."Students at the event, set up by

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP - Dozens of students took part in an event held at Freehold Township High School today called "X the TXT."

Students at the event, set up by a junior at the high school, inked their texting thumbs and stamped their thumbprints on a banner in their school's lunchroom to send a message about the dangers of texting while driving.

Students who participated also got a reminder ring before applying some the ink to their hands. It's a national program sponsored by Allstate, designed to cut down on the growing numbers of teenage car accidents caused by texting.

This is the second anti-texting event held at the school and one of more than 30 statewide in the past year.

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