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Students Lose Fingers In Tug-O-War Accident

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By Paul Johnson

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - Two California teenagers are in stable condition Tuesday after their fingers were severed in a school game.
It happened Monday here at South El Monte 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 says they're trying to figure out what happened.
"We'll review everything that went on with the site staff that was present. 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 at County-USC Medical Center tried to reattach their fingers Monday night.
There's no word on whether they were successful.


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