Jul 3, 2014 5:57 PM by Associated Press
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County jury has awarded $3.8 million to a former high school student whose hand was badly injured in a metal shop class.
City News Service says the award was made Wednesday in Bryan Zavala's lawsuit against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
Zavala was 16 when three of his fingers got stuck between a sander and a work table in a 2011 accident.
His lawsuit contended that the machine was dangerous and improperly placed and that the teacher taught an improper grinding technique and failed to supervise students.
Messages left for a district spokeswoman weren't immediately returned.
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