In the grand tradition of DEA agent Lee Paige (above), a Chino, California police officer injured three students when he negligently discharged his firearm during a, um, safety demonstration at Newman Elementary School this morning. As latimes.com tells it, “The students — whose ages were not immediately known — suffered what were believed to be minor injuries and were taken to an area hospital as a precaution, said Tamrin Olden, crime prevention supervisor for the Chino Police Department…. ‘We’re still sorting out the extent of the injuries and how it happened,’ Olden said.” . . .
We can only hope that like Paige’s performance, the un-named Chino copper’s demonstration was memorialized on video for your eternal viewing pleasure. There’s apparently no truth to the rumor that this is a new “scared straight”-type tactic being employed by California’s finest to instill fear of firearms in impressionable little minds full of mush. And we eagerly await the MomsDemandAction picket line in front of the school as well as a screeching blog post demanding “gun sense” in and around our schools.
More when (and if) the officer is ID’d. [h/t Dan Silverman]