SULTAN, Wa. - A Washington high school has paid one of its former students $87,500 after the student suffered a severe finger injury in woodshop class, the Daily Herald reported.
Joshua Doane, 18, got his finger caught in a table saw back in January. Doane will most likely have his finger amputated, said the Herald.
Doane's family launched a lawsuit - initially seeking $3 million in damages. But as part of a November 2 settlement, the family dropped the suit and school district did not admit liability. The family is also forbidden to talk about the incident publicly.
Doane and his family's lawsuit claimed his class was lacking in protective equipment and adequate supervision.

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