Armed Guards

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Enfield, Conn. Schools To Be Staffed With Armed Guards

Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said each retired officer has decades of police experience and was given a physical and psychological exam before being hired as school security.


Wilson Elementary School in Lodi, N.J. (CBS 2)

Lodi, N.J. To Have Armed Retired Police Officers Guard Elementary Schools

The borough estimates it will set aside $200,000 to pay the total salary costs for the five retired police offices — one for each school.


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Poll: Majority Of Conn. Voters Support Gun Control Measures

Quinnipiac University poll director Douglas Schwartz said the poll shows that voters do not have much confidence in their elected officials to reach a deal on gun control.


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Stamford Superintendent Drops Some Guards, Plans Panic Buttons For Teachers

Stamford superintendent of schools Winifred Hamilton wants to do away with guards and add panic buttons.


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New Jersey Police Chiefs: Preparation Is Better Than Armed Guards

Some New Jersey police chiefs have expressed serious doubts about the notion of armed guards in schools.


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Staten Island School Officials Plan Vote On Undercover Armed Guards In Schools

Under the proposal, the former cops would carry concealed weapons and would rotate throughout all the city’s schools.


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Bloomberg: Armed Guards In Staten Island Schools Are A ‘Terrible Idea’

A proposal on Staten Island to put retired police officers with guns in all borough schools received a blunt response from Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week.