Should Local Schools Have Armed Guards?
One New Jersey district, in Monmouth County, has already voted to hire guards for its schools in the wake of the Newtown, CT massacre.
Less than a week after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, one New Jersey school district took action with its board of education approving to hire armed security guards at each of its buildings.
The Marlboro Board of Education down in Monmouth County approved the action on Dec. 20, as reported in Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch, and will have armed security guards in each of its nine school buildings at the start of the new year.
Another debate about gun control regulations and laws was sparked after the massacre in Newtown, with many calling for stricter legislations and enforcement. On the other side, the National Rifle Association said it recommended schools hire armed guards, as the board approved in Marlboro.
But what about the schools in our area? Do you think the Morris School District, or any of the area's private institutions—like Delbarton, Unity Charter School, Red Oaks School and Morristown-Beard—should look at hiring armed guards in the schools? What about changes in current security systems in those districts?
Vote in the poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.