CHINO, C.A.-- Authorities say a child pulled
the trigger on a police assault rifle at a Southern California
elementary school, firing a bullet and creating shrapnel that injured
Chino police spokeswoman Tamrin Olden says
the AR-15 was on a rack attached to a motorcycle on display during a
drug prevention assembly Wednesday at Newman Elementary School.
says a child managed to fire the rifle. The bullet hit a protective
metal plate and shattered, making metal debris that apparently hit the
children and left them with minor injuries.
Fire officials say two students were treated at hospitals and one was treated at school for cuts and scrapes.
Tamrin says all rifles have now been removed from department motorcycles and the incident is under investigation.