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