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CHICAGO (WBBM/CBS) – There is a new warning for Illinois teens about texting and driving.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports, a public service message shown to students this week highlights the dangers of the practice.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports

It features stories from police officers, and family and friends of people who have died in texting and driving accidents, as well a man who caused a deadly accident, and a man who was disabled in a crash.

The mini-documentary produced and released in December by AT&T, called “The Last Text,” is only 10 minutes long, but its message is meant to be long-lasting.

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Chicago high school student Margaret Washington says she used to text and drive, but not anymore.

“After watching this documentary, I now know that four little-letter words can really kill you,” Washington said.

AT&T Illinois president Paul La Schiazza says the Chicago Public Schools will now show the documentary as part of its driver’s ed program.

We’re working to show it to as many Illinois teen drivers as we possibly can,” La Schiazza said.

The Bulls’ Derrick Rose will also appear in an upcoming public service announcement on texting and driving.

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