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In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association advocated placing armed guards in all schools — sparking a nationwide “bad guy with a gun”/”good guy with a gun” debate. Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Newtown Board of Education voted to request additional armed SROs (school resource officers).

“Combined with the eight unarmed security personnel slated into the still-unapproved 2013/2014 budget,” the plan “would put two eyes and ears — one armed, one unarmed — at each Newtown school,” according to Bronxville’s Patch.

At this point, the vote is only a request, and today board is meeting “with state and federal officials about obtaining additional funding for security.” According to the Patch report, parents unanimously voted to increase the budget for security.

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