LaRocca defends police in Marlboro schools

Marlboro Township Council President Frank LaRocca issued the following statement on facebook regard his township’s decision to assign armed police officers at the community’s schools on Januaray 3:

“If you saw an armed man walking towards a school would you call 911?  Of course you would, and maybe you would do even more. We have had police in our schools since 1999. This move is simply to put full time police in each school until the assessment is complete on revamping our school security. This is not armed teachers or lunch ladies. These are trained police officers. There is a need for gun control. The assulat weapons have no place in our society at all. But until the school security is brought forward, the police will be in the schools.”

Marlboro High School, part of the Freehold Regional High School District, has had a School Resource Officer assigned to it since 1999, according to Mayor Jon Hornick.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Connecticut Murders, Marlboro, Sandy Hook Elementary School | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “LaRocca defends police in Marlboro schools”

  1. Steve R said at 1:17 pm on December 24th, 2012:

    Where is the public hearing? NYC has officers in schools but they are not armed. School doesn’t start for 9 more days you have time do have a hearing on this before you arm the schools

  2. Bob Schrader said at 4:55 pm on December 24th, 2012:

    Lets start by saying this was an unthinkable tragedy and that… we can, “ALL’ agree on. Does council president, Frank LaRocca, by some sort of decree, establish on his own that, “There is a need for gun control,” and that, “Assault weapons have no need in our society at all?” Just maybe he should have added that it was his opinion or he should “EDUCATE,” himself on matters involving The Constitution.

  3. Look Who's On The PTA said at 4:23 am on December 25th, 2012: