Easthampton middle schooler has to be rescued after tongue gets frozen to metal pole

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Don’t try this at home or at school, for that matter.

An Easthampton middle schooler, apparently undaunted by minus-10-degree temperatures, licked a frozen metal pole outside school Wednesday morning and had to be rescued after the student’s tongue became stuck, fire officials said.

Firefighters were called at 8 a.m. to the scene outside White Brook Middle School.

The incident was probably “kind of one of those ‘triple-dog-dare you to do it’ kind of things,” said Fire Chief David Mottor, borrowing a phrase from a similar incident depicted in the classic holiday movie “A Christmas Story.”

Warm water was poured over the student’s tongue to free it from the pole, Mottor said. The youth’s gender and age were not disclosed.

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