An art student is suing her school for a personal injury she incurred during a lesson.
The girl, 16 at the time of the incident in 2007, had been making a plaster of Paris cast of her hands and placed them directly into the mixture.
As it began to heat up and set the girl could not free herself, resulting in extensive burns to her hands.
The personal injury was so bad all but two of her fingers had to be amputated.
Now 19, the teenager has finished her A-levels and is suing the school for damages.
"She has not only had most of her digits removed, but she has been left with scars all over her body where skin has been taken to do skin grafts," solicitor Steve Hill told the Telegraph.
The governing body of the Giles School of Church End in Boston, Lincolnshire, has been fined £16,500 and ordered to pay £2,500 in costs.