12/23/12, "Jersey town adopts schoolhouse Glocks," "Cops for Kids," NY Post, S. Edelman
"Don’t mess with Marlboro Township. The leafy, well-heeled New Jersey suburb will station a permanent armed cop in each of its nine schools starting Jan. 2.
apparently the first district nationwide bent on packing heat in every
schoolhouse since madman Adam Lanza gunned down 20 children and six
adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14.
made a collective decision as a town that we need armed security in
each of our schools,” Mayor Jonathan Hornik told The Post. “With this new evil, you can’t just sit there and hope that it doesn’t happen in your town. We must protect our kids.”...
Besides putting a cop in each of its schools — one kindergarten, five
elementary, two middle and one high school — Marlboro will consider
fortifying entrances with steel doors and bulletproof glass and
installing surveillance cameras “all over” to feed to the police
department, Hornik said....
isn’t a luxury item. This is a necessity, based on what we saw happen
in Connecticut,” said Hornik, a Democrat who supports an assault-weapons
ban and stricter gun control.
The 40,000-resident Monmouth County
town, home to many former Brooklynites and Staten Islanders, has taken
groundbreaking safety measures before. In March 2001, it became one of
the first towns in the nation to ban cellphone use while driving....
“If a district in New York state were to pursue that same solution —
to bring armed police officers into the schools — we would support that
decision,” said David Albert, spokesman for the New York School Boards
But it won’t happen in New York City, said Department
of Education spokeswoman Marge Feinberg, noting, “We are not
considering having armed security officers in our buildings.”"...