New social media challenge involves teens staging their own disappearances

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Police are warning parents about a new risky social media challenge involving teens staging their own disappearances.

It's called the “48-hour challenge.”

According to authorities, the teens begin by staging their own disappearances.

Authorities say the teens then rack up points in the challenge as news of their disappearance spreads on social media.

Police are warning the challenge can distract law enforcement from helping other people who are actually in distress.

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