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Safety rules not followed when police rifle went off at California school

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LOS ANGELES — Safety procedures weren’t properly followed when a student discharged a rifle mounted on a California police officer’s motorcycle, officials said Thursday.

A child at Newman Elementary School in Chino approached the rifle and pulled the trigger about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, said Tamrin Olden, a spokeswoman for the Chino Police Department.

The AR-15 rifle was locked onto the motorcycle that was on display during a Red Ribbon Week drug-abuse prevention event, Olden said. Three students were injured.

“The…

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