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Cops coming to New Jersey schools in aftermath of Newtown massacre

Posted: 3:34 PM, Dec 24, 2012
Updated: 2012-12-24 15:34:46-05

The massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school is changing the way administrators look at securing their buildings. Marlboro Township in New Jersey is putting cops in schools, come the new year.

The move by the Marlboro Board of Education and police department comes on the heels of the carnage in Sandy Hook.

Gunman Adam Lanza shot his way through glass and into the school where he slaughtered 20 innocent children  and 6 adults.

The Connecticut masacre has changed the way officials look at school security.

Over the winter break Marlboro school officials and police will draft protocols for officers who will be armed and will staff each of the towns 3 schools according to Patch.

Police say they are also looking into installing bullet proof glass windows in schools and hiring a consultant to conduct a security assessment.

K-8 schools already have a system in place that scans identifications at the entrance to buildings and checks them against the sex offender registry and school created parent lists.  The cost of the officers will be paid by the school system.