A second armed officer for one N.J. district, despite lack of support from Gov. Christie

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Bridgewater Township Council last week approved a measure to provide a second armed School Resource Officer at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School, with the school district picking up the tab, according to a draft resolution from the council obtained by NJ.com.

Bridgewater's stance is similar to one recently taken in Westfeld, which Christie opposed on a recent "Ask The Governor" call-in radio show on NJ 101.5, as reported in The Star Ledger.

"I don't think that we need to have armed police officers in schools, and I don't think it's a great atmosphere for children, to see an armed person walking around the school," Christie said on the show.

Christie said he respects towns' rights to decide what's best for their schools, and wouldn't suggest banning the officers.

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