Officer’s Gun Fired at School, Police Safety Procedures Not Foll - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Officer’s Gun Fired at School, Police Safety Procedures Not Followed

Posted: Updated:

Thursday evening Chino Police released a list of protocols officers are supposed to follow when carrying a patrol rifle. The protocols include keeping the chamber empty, the rifle bolt forward with hammer down, rifle safety off, having a loaded magazine with no more than 27 round, the dust cover closed, and rifle stored in locked patrol vehicle's rifle rack or trunk.

In a written statement Chino Police Chief Miles Pruitt said, "The preliminary investigation has shown that the established safeguards and procedures were not followed.  It is unfortunate that this event occurred and I will make every effort to ensure it does not happen again."

Wednesday was supposed to be a safety demonstration during red ribbon week.  Instead, a police officer's AR15 was fired by on the campus of Newman Elementary.

Shrapnel hurt 3 students, including Gladys Vasquez's son, "I don't know, I'm just glad my son's ok, I'm glad he's alive.  Because he could've died," said Gladys.

According to the Chino Police Department the students only had minor injuries and all 3 were released from the hospital.

"Pieces of metal went in his little eye, just little pieces," said Vasquez.

Gladys' son, who is in the 3rd grade, described to his mom how the gun was shot.  "The gun was loaded one of the guns was loaded that was on the motorcycle. And one of the kids shot the gun, pulled the trigger to the gun and it went off," Gladys told FOX 11.

Thursday police only gave a written statement.  It says in part that the officer's rifle was never removed from the locked mounting device on the motorcycle.

An employee at Bullet Barn Guns showed FOX 11 an AR15 and the safety devices those guns have.  Police also said there was a metal plate that stopped the bullet, the shrapnel from that plate is what hurt the kids.

Gladys wants answers about why and how this happened, "I just don't understand why there was a loaded gun at the school."

 

  • Share ThisMore>>

  • Can A Guy With Horns, Tattoos Get A Fair Trial? Lawyer Doesn't Think So

    Can A Guy With Horns, Tattoos Get A Fair Trial? Lawyer Doesn't Think So

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:35:57 GMT
    The lawyer for a man charged with murder for his alleged role in the slayings of three Berkshire County men says he's concerned his client's “unique appearance” will prevent selection of impartial jurors.
    The lawyer for a man charged with murder for his alleged role in the slayings of three Berkshire County men says he's concerned his client's “unique appearance” will prevent selection of impartial jurors.
  • "Apparently" This Kid is Awesome, Steals the Show During Interview

    "Apparently" This Kid is Awesome, Steals the Show During Interview

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:24 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:24:45 GMT
    “Apparently” this kid should have a future in the news business and his You Tube Video has gone viral with more than 14 million views!
    “Apparently” this kid should have a future in the news business and his You Tube Video has gone viral with more than 14 million views!
  • FOUND: AMBER ALERT 4-Year-Old Boy Abducted & Suspect Angel Jacoba Schat

    FOUND: AMBER ALERT 4-Year-Old Boy Abducted & Suspect Angel Jacoba Schat

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:31:04 GMT
    On August 19, 2014, at 10:00 pm, Sjon Singleton was abducted from Bishop, CA. Sjon singleton is a 4-year-old, light-skinned black male, 3 feet tall, 35 pound, juvenile with black hair, and brown eyes, unknown clothing .Suspect is Angel Jacoba Schat, a 43year-old, white, female, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds, with blonde hair, blue eyes.
    On August 19, 2014, at 10:00 pm, Sjon Singleton was abducted from Bishop, CA. Sjon singleton is a 4-year-old, light-skinned black male, 3 feet tall, 35 pound, juvenile with black hair, and brown eyes, unknown clothing .Suspect is Angel Jacoba Schat, a 43year-old, white, female, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds, with blonde hair, blue eyes.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices