The Board of Education in Newtown, Conn., asked the town for funding in its upcoming budget for more armed police patrols to the community’s four elementary schools.
Board members want an additional officer at each school, according to NBC. Police have taken up guard at all the schools in Newtown since the Dec. 14 shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary that killed 26 staffers and students.
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