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Newtown School Board votes for armed school officers

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The Newtown, Conn., Board of Education called for armed officers at their elementary schools on Thursday in an effort to prevent a repeat of the horrible events in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“Our parents are demanding of us that things are made safe and secure and certain measures are put in place,” school board Chairwoman Debbie Leidlein said, according to NBC News Connecticut.. “So we’re being very thoughtful.”

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre was roundly criticized when he made this very suggestion following the Newtown tragedy.

Read more at NBC News Connecticut.

Watch the local NBC news account here

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