An accident in a California school’s tug-of-war game severed fingers of two students. Just awful. I post the story here, not to make light of the accident, but to make a point. Let’s watch and see how long it is before the school or the system or helicopter parents demand that tug-of-war be banned. Accidents happen and that is a fact of life. Keep these kids in your prayers.

The students, a boy and a girl, were participating in the lunchtime Spirit Week activity celebrating homecoming when they were injured, El Monte Union High School District Assistant Superintendent Edward Zuniga said. Neither he nor other district officials would release the students’ names or ages.

The girl is a senior and varsity soccer player, while the boy is a football player.