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    Greg Dworkin

    Newtown has 3 full time School Resource Officers.  1 in the HS, 1 in the MS and a third in the 5/6 intermediate school.  very few rural elementary schools have cops assigned to them.

    Newtown PD participated in grant programs under President Clinton and former Congressman Maloney with help from former Senator Lieberman where school officers were assigned and the feds paid half the salary of the officer for 3 years after assignment.  The grants were under fed names like CopsMore and CopsFast.

    The officers receive EXTENSIVE school resource officer training abut 1 armed cop in a school is NOT a legitimate answer to this nightmare.  There needs to be billions of dollars spent on security, cameras, electronic locking and auto door closers, upgrading schools (Sandy Hook School was built in 1956), limiting entrances...and all while making sure things like fire and health codes aren't violated.  

    1 armed cop is not enough for security, The schools have too many rooms, entrances/exits, windows and are just too big. Columbine had 2 armed officers and it didn't stop anything.

    The Columbine crazies had actually planned to set off bombs in the school and shoot students from the outside as they exited the building.

    Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.--Adolph Hitler

    by hwstormer on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 05:12:03 PM PST

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