Poland schools revisit hiring resource officer
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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