16-year-old Davis Cripe collapsed at high school in South Carolina after witnesses say he drank a Mountain Dew, a coffee, and an energy drink, all within 40 minutes.
"To him and most of these kids, they don't think it's anything different than a soda," says Davis' parents.
One South Carolina state representative is pushing a bill to ban the sale of the popular energy drinks to people younger than 18 which the family supports.
"We want to treat the energy drink as if it were alcohol," says lawmaker Leon Howard.
She says a large tea or two sodas contain roughly 100 milligrams of caffeine.