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Iowa girl sends 17,000 text messages

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Des Moines (KWWL) - 17,000, that's how many text messages a Des Moines dad says his daughter sent last month alone.

Chuck Wheeler was in shock after learning his 16-year-old sent more than 17,000 text messages last month. That's more than two texts every minute during the day even while she's at high school.

"Every one she sends, she receives one. So it's back and forth. Back and forth. Over 144 an hour, incoming, outgoing," Wheeler said.

Wheeler has since restricted his daughter's cell phone to only be able to send text messages from 3 to 10 at night.

Online Producer: Maria Magner

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