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Poland schools revisit hiring resource officer

Published: Mon, December 17, 2012 @ 10:05 p.m.

POLAND — The massacre of 20 children and six adults Friday in Newtown, Conn., was

uppermost in the minds of officials, parents and administrators at tonight’s Poland school board meeting.

Starting with a moment of silence to remember the victims and the flag lowered to half-staff in front of the building, the school board heard from township Trustee Eric Ungaro, who implored the board to reconsider having a school-resource officer.

Ungaro campaigned on the issue when he ran for trustee. In February, the school board and township came to an agreement to allow a township police officer to make periodic rounds at the high school as part of a regular beat.

“This isn’t a knee-jerk reaction,” Ungaro said. “This is something we’ve been talking about for a long time. ... We’re going to do whatever we can to make it work.”

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1BigJim2234(57 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

They might be the only school system in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties that does not have a cop in the school. They really dont need one?

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2BigJim2234(57 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Zedaker was afraid of Divito and Bair. Good for Green and Stacy to vote common sence. You have a problem with the officer - address it and make a change don't put the children in harms way.

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3republicanRick(1736 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

What are you going to do, put a cop in all schools at all the doors? Next, some lunatic will shoot up a bus; what then, put a cop on every school bus?

Because of this horrible incident you cannot barricade yourself to safety.

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