Pennsylvania schools seek OK for armed guards

Monday, February 24, 2014

District Attorney Robert G. Kochems has already given his blessing but the solicitor for both districts, Thomas E. Breth, thinks they would be “better off” to get a judge’s OK, said Greenville Superintendent Mark Ferrera.

Both schools already have unarmed security guards provided through contracts with private firms and have received state security grants that would allow them to have armed guards, he said.

The security firms – Diversified Security Solutions for Commodore Perry and Ponds Security Service LLC for Greenville – hire retired policemen.

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