The Township of Marlboro is apparently the first community in the nation to assign armed police officers at their schools in reaction to the massacre in Newtown, CT.
According to reports in Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch and The New York Post, each of Marlboro’s 9 schools will have a cop on guard when they reopen on January 2. Additionally, digital video cameras will be installed in all school facilities to be monitored by the police department.
“We’ve seen a new evil and we need to deal with it,” Mayor Jon Hornik said in a phone interview with MMM, “This is like 9-11. We’ve seen airport security change. Now we have to change school security and do it quickly.”