Family settles suit over school gun accident
Dec. 06, 2013
CHINO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a California elementary school student who was injured when another child pulled the trigger of a rifle mounted on a police motorcycle has settled a lawsuit.
The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported Friday (http://bit.ly/195v7Qy) that the family accepted a $5,000 settlement from the city of Chino.
The rifle was locked to the side of the motorcycle on display at Newman Elementary School during an anti-drug assembly in October. Three children were hurt when the bullet struck a metal plate and disintegrated where the barrel rests against a weapons mount.
City spokeswoman Michelle Van Der Linden says the settlement was reached with the family of a student who had ringing in his ears because of the incident.
Information from: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, http://www.dailybulletin.com