Armed security deployed to Marlboro schools

Public school students in Marlboro returned to school this morning to find armed security. Armed police officers are being posted at the front door of

Mayor John Hornik says the township plans to install steel doors with bullet proof glass.

Mayor John Hornik says the township plans to install steel doors with bullet proof glass. (1/2/13)

MARLBORO - Public school students in Marlboro returned to school this morning to armed security guards.

Armed police officers are being posted at the front door of eight township schools as part of a 90-day trial period. The superintendent of Marlboro school says the cost to the district for keeping armed security at the schools will be about $100,000.

The change comes in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead.

Gov. Christie says he disagrees with the idea of putting armed guards at schools. Mayor John Hornik says the township plans to install steel doors with bullet proof glass to prevent potential intruders from shooting their way into schools.

Police officials say the task force will comprise of 68 officers.

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