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5-year-old girl's finger severed at playground

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A local mom says she refuses to allow her daughter to return the campus of a local private school after an accident that sent the child to the hospital.

Naomi Ryland says her daughter's finger tip was cut off at Yellowstone Academy in Houston.

She says 5-year-old Katricia Harmon was playing in the school yard when she stuck her finger in a screw hole on a sign.  

That sign was then turned by another student while Katricia's finger was still in the hole.

A third of the child's pinky finger was cut off.  

Ryland says it's hard to accept the school didn't call 911 or provide any assistance with medical bills.

She says, "My daughter is at a school that I thought was safe and that I thought was one of the best schools in Houston to me."

The Principal at Yellowstone Academy says they're hoping to meet with the child's mother to discuss the issue and the medical bills.

Cherie Singleton also says they plan to inspect the playground equipment more often at the private school.

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