Monmouth County high schoolers try to stamp out texting

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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