MARLBORO, NJ(CBSNewYork) — The National Rifle Association caused a firestorm with its proposal to put armed guards in every school, but one district in New Jersey is already heeding that call.
“I believe that having an armed police officer, law enforcement official present in our schools will give our students comfort, our town, our community comfort, and will have anybody think twice about coming into Marlboro schools,” Mayor Jon Hornik told CBS 2’s Drew Levinson.
Mayor Hornik said that he made his decision to place armed police officers in all of the district’s schools when they re-open in the New Year, before the suggestion was made by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.
The Marlboro school district already has armed police officers in some of its schools, but the high school is the only that has a full-time officer with a gun. In January all nine of the district’s schools…
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