Students Lose Fingers During High School Spirit Week Event

Two teens had their fingers severed at a South El Monte High School spirit week event, on Monday.

One of the events, at the Southern California school, was tug of war.

During seniors vs juniors, the rope snapped and in doing so, managed to sever fingers off the hands of two of the students.

Each of the students lost four fingers and both were rushed to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and efforts were to be made to reattach the fingers.

It is unclear, at this time, if reattachment was successful, but both patients were said to be in as good condition as possible.

The El Monte Union High School District says it has no plans to change future events.

Everyone involves seems to realize that this was a freak accident.

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