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3 students hurt when officer's gun misfires at safety demo

Three elementary school students were hurt in Chino Wednesday when an officer's gun misfired during a safety demonstration.
Three elementary school students were hurt in Chino Wednesday when an officer's gun misfired during a safety demonstration.
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Update 6:44 p.m.: Student fired motorcycle-mounted assault rifle

At a press conference Wednesday evening, Chino police said three students were injured when a fellow student fired an assault rifle that was mounted on a motorcycle for display purposes. 

The L.A. Times reports a Chino police spokeswoman said the AR-15 assault rifle had been  part of an anti-drug demonstration at Newman Elementary School.

The AR-15 assault rifle was mounted on the motorcycle that was on display during a drug prevention event, said Tamrin Olden, a spokeswoman for the Chino Police Department.

“The rifle was … secured in the mount on the motorcycle during the incident,” Olden said at an evening news conference. “The child did approach the mounted rifle.”

Three students were injured, none by bullets. 

Update 6:03 p.m.: 3 students hurt when officer's gun misfires at safety demo

Three elementary school students in Chino were hurt Wednesday when an officer's gun misfired during a safety demonstration, NBC4 reports.

Three students were examined at the scene and one went home with a parent, while the other two were taken to a local hospital, CBS2 reports. The students suffered only minor injuries. 

Officers were at Newman Elementary School for Red Ribbon Week, a national effort to deter drug use among children and teens, according to the Los Angeles Times. The incident reportedly happened around 11:15 a.m.

Tamrin Olden, crime prevention supervisor for the Chino Police Department, told NBC4 the accident occurred late Wednesday morning at Newman Elementary School.