Educators vote to put armed guards in schools– Mark Zaretsky

(NEW HAVEN REGISTER) NEWTOWN — The Board of Education, with several parents who have called for additional security looking on, voted unanimously Thursday night to request police school resource officers for all four elementary schools for next year, in addition to security officers in the budget.

The Board of Selectmen still needs to approve the request because, as sworn cops, the resource officers would be in the town budget.

The resource officers would be new for Sandy Hook, Head O’Meadow, Hawley and Middle Gate elementary schools. Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School all already have an officer.