New Jersey Town Tests Armed Police in Schools
Following the Newtown massacre, a town votes to use uniformed police -- for now.
The town of Marlboro, N.J., is taking safety in its schools very seriously in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., placing armed guards on school campuses in the town. As they returned from Christmas break, students at both Robertsville Elementary and Marlboro High School were greeted Wednesday with armed uniformed guards.
While many parents support the new measure, some students said they thought the move was a bit of an overreaction to the murder of 20 students and six educators in Newtown. “I feel safer, I guess, but it’s Marlboro—nothing’s going to happen," said senior Alex Gonzalez. Following the Dec. 14 school shooting, town officials voted to staff the town’s nine schools with armed police officers on a temporary 90-day basis. (NY Daily News)