The East Brunswick Board of Education in NJ voted unanimously to put armed guards in all 11 of their schools.
They point out that it is not a reaction to the shooting in Parkland, Florida and that they already had a written bill before that shooting took place. That’s correct but you can file that under “True….but”.
Yes, they did have a written bill, but it was written two years ago. Liberals will never admit that they were wrong, so I guess they used the old bill to keep from admitting that their ideology gets children killed.
The district refuses to say how many they hired or how many to each school for security reasons. But here’s the thing that I don’t understand. The district has 71 security officers and every one of them are retired policemen and women. Why not just arm a percentage of them? These are people who had gun training their entire 20, 25, 30-year careers.
If you can’t trust them, who could you trust? They may be older but they are more experienced and have been in high-pressure situations before.
The news release from East Brunswick Public Schools stated:
At its February 15, 2018 Meeting, the East Brunswick Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to engage the East Brunswick Police Department to have armed police officers at all of its schools throughout the entire school day to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
The armed police officers will supplement the District’s already existing staff of 71 security officers – all of who are retired police officers – to further enhance the security at all of East Brunswick Board of Education facilities throughout the school year. It is the Board of Education and Superintendent’s commitment to take all necessary measures to ensure that our students, staff and visitors remain safe and secure in our schools.
The Board of Education and the Superintendent wish to thank East Brunswick Township and the East Brunswick Police Department for its willingness work collaboratively with the District to provide armed police officers throughout the school year to enhance school security.
This morning, a high school student was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat based on an online posting. This online posting was brought to the attention of District staff by a parent and student at the beginning of the school day. The offending student was immediately identified and escorted to the Main Office by a District Security Officer. East Brunswick Police Officers questioned the student and then took him into custody and will be charging the student with making a terroristic threat.
The Board of Education and Superintendent thank the parent and student for reporting this very serious matter and also wish to thank the District’s Security Officers and the East Brunswick Police officers for their swift action to ensure the safety of our students and staff. It is imperative that whenever anyone learns of a potential safety threat that they immediately notify the District and the East Brunswick Police Department.
As a community, we all have to remain vigilant and work together to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
It’s good to see liberals admit that the only thing that beats a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.