Newtown BOE Seeks Concrete Commitment on Police Presence at Schools

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Newtown Board of Education is likely to seek a more concrete commitment from the town and the Police Department to maintain the minimum two-officers-per-school police coverage that's been in place since the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

The plan for continuing coverage now "is indefinite," Superintentent of School Janet Robinson told the board at its first meeting since the massacre that killed 20 small children and six teachers and staff added Sandy Hook to the world's lexicon.

But "there are people who want a stronger commitment than that," Robinson said.

She said before the meeting -- which was moved from the board office to nearby Reed Intermediate School because the regular meeting room is full of mail that's been pouring in from all over the world -- that parents seem to want it, but, obviously, there would be a cost to maintain it.

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