The Daily Puppy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Teens lose fingers playing tug-of-war

A boy and girl in Los Angeles lost fingers in a game of tug-of-war on their schoolyard.

According to the Associated Press, the boy and girl had stable vital signs Tuesday after undergoing hours of surgery, but no information was disclosed on whether doctors reattached their fingers.

A get-well banner hung at the South El Monte High School campus, and counselors consoled students after the horrific start Monday to the traditional Spirit Week celebrating homecoming.

Schools have conducted such games for years, El Monte Union High School District Superintendent Nick J. Salerno said.

“I’ve never heard of anything like this happening,” he said. “It’s unbelievable to me, it’s shocking.” 

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