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Poll: Should Burlington & Harwinton Schools Have Armed Guards?

Lake Garda Elementary School
courtesy Regional School District 10

Last week’s Statewide news reported guns will be held by security and retired officers in Burlington and Harwinton Schools. It caused local outrage and praise.

Alan Alan Beitman Superintend of Schools said “Region 10 Board of Education unanimously approved several additional steps to enhance safety and security for our students, staff, and visitors. These additional steps were taken following three meetings by the Board of Education in conjunction with recommendations from the Connecticut State Police, the Burlington Police, our two selectmen, board and town attorneys, our insurance carriers and a local expert in law enforcement and tactical responses.”

Consistent with Connecticut State Law, Security staff and police will be re-trained and licensed in the event of an active shooter on any of our school campuses.

The School Resource officer and retired Chief of Police from Thomaston, CT Gene Torrence will continue to direct, supervise and train the security team.

So what say you?

 

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