Police: Student, 12, arrested after gun goes off at school

By: | March 18, 2022

A 12-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after he showed off a handgun in his backpack to classmates and it fired into a table at a Southern California middle school, authorities said. No one was hurt.

The student, whose name was not released, was booked into a juvenile detention facility on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm within an occupied building and possession of a firearm on a school campus, according to the Riverside Police Department.

The student was attending an afterschool program around 5 p.m. at the Loma Vista Middle School in Riverside, police said.

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