The killing of two students in a Santee, Calif., high school has renewed a debate over how best to protect New Jersey's schools.

A state senator is pushing legislation that would appropriate $5.1 million to establish violence-prevention programs in every school district.Meanwhile, a handgun-control group wants the state to pass a "smart-gun" law requiring gun manufacturers to create weapons that can only be fired by their owners.

Even before the latest incidents, state Sen. John Adler, D-Cherry Hill, had been trying to get the full Senate to take up his

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