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Chino Accidental Shooting Settlement

 
Chino Accidental Shooting Settlement

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Southern California elementary student who was injured when another student pulled the trigger of a rifle mounted on a police motorcycle at a school assembly has settled a lawsuit.

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports Friday that the family accepted a$5,000 settlement from the city of Chino.

The assault rifle was locked to the side of the motorcycle that was on display at Newman Elementary School during an anti-drug program in October when a student managed to fire it.

The bullet disintegrated and struck a metal plate where the barrel rests against the weapons mount. Three children were injured.

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.

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