Students lose fingers in tug-of-war accident

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 8:02pm

LOS ANGELES — Two California teenagers were in stable condition Tuesday after their fingers were severed in a school game.

It happened Monday at a Los Angeles high school during lunch break. Emergency workers say the boy and girl were participating in spirit week activities. Somehow officials say the rope in a game of tug-of-war snapped, causing the injuries.

School District Superintendent Nick Salerno said they're trying to figure out what happened.

"We'll review everything that went on with the site staff that was present," said Superintendent Nick Salerno. "We'll review that with district personnel come up with some guidelines or see what we need to do or say we will not do in the future and then share that information with our other schools."

One of the victims reportedly lost four fingers in the accident. Doctors tried to reattach their fingers Monday night, however there was no word on whether they were successful.


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