NJ School to Bring In Armed Officers

In response to the tragedy in Newtown, a Monmouth County school will have armed officers by January

By Fred Vito
|  Friday, Dec 21, 2012  |  Updated 4:54 PM EDT
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NJ School to Bring In Armed Officers

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Marlboro Township Public Schools will bring in armed officers during school days starting in January, according to NJ.com.

NJ.com is reporting the protocol for those officers will be worked out over winter break and will include input from police along with school district officials.

Authorities told Patch.com the department is also looking into the possibility of installing shatterproof glass windows in the schools and is considering hiring a third party vendor to conduct a district security assessment.

According to Patch, Marlboro Township's schools at the K-8 level are already equipped with a Visitor Management System, which scans identification and checks school visitors against the sex offender registry and school-created parent lists. And the schools also already have two school resource officers that float around the district's three schools and volunteer PTO members that are stationed at front doors to check in visitors.

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