Dr. William George and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon
Dr. William George III, Ed. D., the Middletown Township Superintendent of Schools, today thanked Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon for his successful efforts in getting all of the $1,179,200 in state funding to Middletown schools that had been cut from the budget proposed by the Democrat majority in the legislature last spring.
George sent O’Scanlon the following email earlier today: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 2nd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Education, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Dr. William George, Education Funding, Keansburg Schools, Marlboro Schools, Middletown, Middletown Schools, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | 3 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik told NJ.com that Governor Chris Christie is playing politics by not supporting Marlboro’s decision to post armed police officers at each of their schools as a reaction to the Newtown, CT massacre.
“Unfortunately, I believe that if Governor Christie was not contemplating running for President or was not running for re-election, he would be firmly behind [Marlboro’s actions], but politics has had its influence on him,” said Hornik. “Politics can’t come into play when you’re talking about children’s safety. We need gun control in this country, and we need to get rid of assault weapons and multi-bullet clips. I don’t see a need for them, while recognizing the Second Amendment, at all. But the reality is that guns are out there, right now.”
Since the day after the Newtown shooting, Christie has said that he does not think cops at schools are conductive to the learning environment nor are such deployments the answer answer to mass shootings.
At the press conference for the Belmar boardwalk groundbreaking this week, the governor said that he would not take action to stop communities that decide to have police at their schools.
Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger told MoreMonmouthMusings that Hornik’s comments sound political. “Maybe Jon’s running for governor,” said Scharfenberger, “his comments sound just plain silly. I don’t hear anything political in what Christie said. He is sharing his philosophy and a lot of people agree with him.”
Hornik told MMM that he’s not running for anything this year. “I doing my job as mayor. No other office excites me. You never know what will come your way, but I am not pursuing anything politically.”
Posted: January 11th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Art Gallagher, Chris Christie, Connecticut Murders, Gerry Scharfenberger, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Newtown CT, Sandy Hook Elementary School | Tags: Art Gallagher, cops in school program, Cops is schools, Gerry Scharfenberger, Gerry Scharfenberger Middletown NJ, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Marlboro NJ, Marlboro Schools | 14 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Connecticut Murders, Marlboro, Sandy Hook Elementary School | Tags: Frank LaRocca, Freehold Regional School District, Jon Hornick, Marlboro Police, Marlboro Schools | 3 Comments »