The teens lost four fingers each from their right hand, and the girl also lost the thumb on her left hand, she said.
However, sheriff's Sgt. Jorge Marchena told The Associated Press the girl lost three fingers on one hand and two on another, while the boy lost four fingers from one hand.
The discrepancy could not immediately be resolved.
The girl is a senior and varsity soccer player, and the boy is a football player, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune (http://bit.ly/UTBDCs) reported.
They were participating in a lunchtime tug-of-war game on Monday during a Spirit Week celebration at South El Monte High School when they were injured.
The rope was wrapped around the students' hands, and it snapped, amputating their fingers, Eddie Pickett, a supervising dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, told NBC News.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/05/2-california-teens-recovering-after-losing-fingers-in-high-school-tug-war-game/#ixzz2K9C5fWKX