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Gun that went off at school was mounted on police motorcycle

October 23, 2013|By Kate Mather and Samantha Schaefer
  • Three students were injured at Newman Elementary School after an officer's gun accidentally discharged.
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Three students were injured Wednesday after a weapon mounted on a police motorcycle on display accidentally discharged at a Chino elementary school during Red Ribbon Week activities, police said.

The students -- whose ages were not immediately known -- suffered minor injuries, said Tamrin Olden, crime prevention supervisor for the Chino Police Department.

Two were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Chino Valley Fire District spokeswoman Massiel Ladron De Guevara.

The third student’s parents arrived at the school and declined to transport the child, she said. Additional information about their injuries was unavailable.

"We're still sorting out the extent of the injuries and how it happened," Olden said.

Olden said the incident occurred about 11:15 a.m. during a presentation at Newman Elementary School that was part of Red Ribbon Week, a nationwide drug-prevention campaign.

The Chino Police Department is investigating in cooperation with the Chino Valley Unified School District, according to a department news release.

Calls to a district spokeswoman were not immediately returned. The school referred questions to Chino police.

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