Skaters cut loose in Bird Rock

Bird Rock Elementary School students look on a group of professional skateboarders show their skills on the “rails” at the field above the school, where skateboarding is allowed, according to the parent of one of the boys who was watching. The skaters were being photographed for a Thrasher magazine story last Friday and again on Monday. Principal Carol Barry said in an e-mail Wednesday that some parents and neighbors were upset about the activity, which started during school hours.