N.J. Principal May Soon Carry Gun

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

School officials from Passaic Valley High School are considering a policy to allow the school's principal, who is a retired police officer, to carry his concealed weapon in school.

Ray Rotella, has been principal at the high school for three years. He was a sergeant with the Little Falls Police Department for 25 years and was assigned by the police department as school resource officer for PVHS from 2002 to 2006. After receiving his state certification in education, in addition to holding a master's degree in education and another in administrative science, he retired from law enforcement and took a position as assistant principal at West Essex High School in Caldwell for three years before coming back to PVHS as principal.

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