CBS News:  Staten Island School Officials Plan Vote On Undercover Armed Guards In Schools

CBS News: Staten Island School Officials Plan Vote On Undercover Armed Guards In Schools

“There’s tremendous support for it, as there’s opposition to it. It’s not so much passing this resolution so much as it is getting the conversation started in New York City and making the mayor and the chancellor realize that this is something that we have to address,” Staten Island Community Education Council president Sam Pirozzolo told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman.

January 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – In the wake of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, some on Staten Island are calling for armed guards in city schools.

A Monday vote has been set for Staten Island’s Community Education Council to decide whether to hire 300 to 500 retired police officers to serve as plainclothes armed guards in the city’s 1,750 public schools in all five boroughs.

Under the proposal, the former cops would carry concealed weapons and would rotate throughout all the city’s schools.

Read the full article on CBS News at https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/06/staten-island-school-officials-plan-vote-on-undercover-armed-guards-in-schools/