Two New Jersey school districts install armed police guards

At least two New Jersey school districts this week put armed police guards at the entrance to public schools in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre, Reuters reports. In Marlboro Township in central New Jersey’s Monmouth County armed guards were on duty on Wednesday to check every child, teacher and visitor as they arrived and left any of the district’s eight schools, which serve children in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Further north, in Passaic County, the Totowa School District on Wednesday also started using armed police officers in its two elementary schools, according to local media reports. Marlboro Schools Superintendent David Abbott said the reaction from the community has been mixed, but he is defending the decision…

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