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3 Calif. kids hurt as police gun fires at school
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CHINO, Calif. (AP) - Three children were injured by bullet fragments after a fellow elementary school student pulled the trigger of an assault rifle mounted on a police motorcycle during a school assembly, authorities said.

The AR-15 was locked to the side of the motorcycle that was on display at Newman Elementary School on Wednesday during an anti-drug program when a student managed to fire it, Chino police spokeswoman Tamrin Olden said.

"The bullet disintegrated when discharged by striking a metal plate where the barrel rests against the weapons mount," and fragments apparently struck some children and caused minor injuries, she said.

"It is likely that metal debris struck two children resulting in extremely minor injuries," Olden said, adding that the children were treated at a hospital and released.

A third student was examined at the school and released to parents, she said.

The children were treated for cuts and scrapes, said Fire Department spokeswoman Massiel Ladron De Guevara.

The weapons mount holding the rifle had several fail-safes, including the metal plate, Olden said.

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Most departments that I know of don't keep a round in the chamber on their patrol rifles and shotguns. Also why was the safety disengaged?
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LOL... They will disarm police before they talk at schools.

Philadelphia Patriot;122940 Wrote:
Quote:3 Calif. kids hurt as police gun fires at school

CHINO, Calif. (AP) - Three children were injured by bullet fragments after a fellow elementary school student pulled the trigger of an assault rifle mounted on a police motorcycle during a school assembly, authorities said.

The AR-15 was locked to the side of the motorcycle that was on display at Newman Elementary School on Wednesday during an anti-drug program when a student managed to fire it, Chino police spokeswoman Tamrin Olden said.

"The bullet disintegrated when discharged by striking a metal plate where the barrel rests against the weapons mount," and fragments apparently struck some children and caused minor injuries, she said.

"It is likely that metal debris struck two children resulting in extremely minor injuries," Olden said, adding that the children were treated at a hospital and released.

A third student was examined at the school and released to parents, she said.

The children were treated for cuts and scrapes, said Fire Department spokeswoman Massiel Ladron De Guevara.

The weapons mount holding the rifle had several fail-safes, including the metal plate, Olden said.

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Most departments that I know of don't keep a round in the chamber on their patrol rifles and shotguns. Also why was the safety disengaged?
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Nice to see the officer was paying attention to his weapons. Rolleyes

Seriously, though, if L.E. had to follow the same laws as they enforce (like no firearms in schools), see how soon the laws change.

On a more serious note, this isn't the first time a L.E. officer's firearm discharged in a school (D.E.A. agent, anyone?). Honestly, it probably isn't a bad idea to disarm police in schools... seeing how irresponsible so many police are with their weapons.
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Is this that superior training and experience i keep reading about?
The law? The law is a human institution...
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Anyone get the chance to ask Feinstein her opinion, yet?
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spblademaker;123363 Wrote:Anyone get the chance to ask Feinstein her opinion, yet?

The AP is reporting "Feinstein loves children, thinks they are delicious"
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The title is a bit misleading. At first I was worried that the officer negligently discharged the firearm, then I found out it was another kid. The officer should've checked to make sure that there wasn't a round in the chamber and that the safety was on, but that kid should've known a whole lot better than to pull the trigger on a firearm that they haven't been allowed to handle and haven't checked to make sure was safe to do so.

Plenty of blame to pass around here, don't stick it to just the officers.

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ShaulWolf;123388 Wrote:that kid should've known a whole lot better than to pull the trigger on a firearm that they haven't been allowed to handle and haven't checked to make sure was safe to do so.

It was California. In California people don't want their kids exposed to guns, to know about guns, or even to be taught about gun safety. They want to pretend guns don't exist. Sex education, great. Firearm education, guns bad, guns kill people, guns bad, guns bad.

OTOH, there is one person who is FULLY responsible and that is the ossifer who was supposed to be in control of the firearm and responsible for it from the time he left the station with it to the time he checked it back in.
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I don't disagree that the responsibility of firearm ultimately rests on the officer. However, you can't tell me that it wasn't wrong for the kid to pull the trigger on a firearm, regardless of how uneducated the kid may be to firearms. If they're taught that they're dangerous, then that's even worse because the kid then willingly toyed with something they knew to be dangerous. That shows an issue with the kid not taking firearms seriously, the parents for not teaching safety, as well as the officer for not making sure that the firearm was on display in a safe manner.

Plenty of blame to go around for this incident, and not just with the officer.

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Ponch and John are shaking their heads.

If I was transporting an AR on a bike, I would want a hard case... wouldnt everyone? But they left it open for tacticool reasons, I'm sure.
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