New Jersey schools beef up security after Newtown

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

When North Brunswick students return to school in September, retired police officers will patrol the halls in each of the township’s six schools.

In Edison, school principals will carry "mobile panic buttons" to contact police in an emergency. The number of video cameras in the township’s two high schools will more than triple.

And Bridgewater and Westfield students will see more police presence in the high schools. School officials in both towns decided to hire armed "school resource officers."

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