March 30, 2013
As long as the town dedicates money for the safety initiative, security officers armed with handguns will be stationed at each of the town’s schools next year.
The mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Dec. 14 have prompted towns across Connecticut to evaluate school security. The responses have been varied, ranging from improved entry security to proposals for new classroom doorlocks and the hiring of security guards.
But Enfield appears to be ahead of the pack in its effort to place armed guards in every school.
The town council on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with the school system that would place armed officers in schools beginning next school year. The initiative is estimated to cost $650,000 for the first year.