Calgary girl's finger sliced off at school

Stacy Owl with her daughter Osingeekwe Simon, 9 who had her finger tip got cut off by another...

Stacy Owl with her daughter Osingeekwe Simon, 9 who had her finger tip got cut off by another student fooling around with a paper cutter in a classroom with no adult supervision in Calgary, Alta., on Friday April 25, 2014. Mike Drew/QMI Agency

Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:53 AM ET

CALGARY ─ After her nine-year-old daughter's finger was sliced off by another student at a Calgary school, the girl's mother says she's keeping her three children at home for their safety.

Stacy Owl said her daughter and six other students at Bowcroft elementary school weren't supervised when the left-hand ring finger of her daughter, Osingeekwe, was caught in a paper cutter operated by another student.

"After it sliced off the tip of her finger, she blacked out," said Owl.

Owl said surgeons at Alberta Children's Hospital weren't able to re-attach the severed tip and now "her finger is shorter than the rest...she's still in shock."

The students ─ who were attending a lunchtime photography club gathering in the school's arts and crafts room ─ should have been supervised and the heavy paper cutter secured, Owl said.

"Even the principal told me there was nobody in that room," she said.

Since the injury, Osingeekwe and two siblings who attend Bowcroft have been kept home, Owl said.


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