The Newtown Board of Education is calling for the placement of armed police officers in the town's four elementary schools as a precautionary measure in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre, NBC reported Friday.
Last night, they decided to ask the town to approve the request to include one additional full-time Newtown police at each of the elementary schools in next year's budget.
Members of the board will meet today with state and federal officials about obtaining additional funding for security.
“Our parents are demanding of us that things are made safe and secure and certain measures are put in place,” Chairwoman Debbie Leidlein said. “So we’re being very thoughtful.”