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Town Council Approves Hiring of Armed Security Officers for North Branford Schools

Armed security officers are expected to be in place at North Branford Schools in the beginning of February.

 

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, school officials and residents throughout the country were left questioning their security plans and the North Branford School District was no different. 

On Jan. 8, Kim Neubig of North Branford Schools posted this announcement: "School Security Officers needed for North Branford Schools." The Town Council approved the hiring of armed security officers.

Councilor Rose Angeloni, a member of the Communications Committee, reported that Police Chief Matthew Canelli and Superintendent Scott Schoonmaker have received 55 applicants for the position and Interim Town Manager Bonnie Therrien said the field has been narrowed with 10 applicants interviewed this week.

Angeloni said that the expected date for the security officers to be in place in the schools is the beginning of February.

At the January Police Commission meeting, Lieutenant David D'Ancicco reported that the security officers would carry the same weapons as North Branford Police Department officers. 

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Robert Keegan January 29, 2013 at 05:08 PM
FOR THE RECORD. Principles of Schools in CT. are allowed to carry a concealed weapon if they have a pistol permit, is CT State Law and the Principal has the right by law to allow a Teacher on staff to carry if they have a concealed permit. This Law does not require them to carry only the right and at the Principle discretion.
Robert Keegan January 29, 2013 at 05:09 PM
FOR THE RECORD. Principles of Schools in CT. are allowed to carry a concealed weapon if they have a pistol permit, is CT State Law and the Principal has the right by law to allow a Teacher on staff to carry if they have a concealed permit. This Law does not require them to carry only the right and at the Principle discretion
Robert Keegan January 29, 2013 at 08:29 PM
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2006/rpt/2006-R-0658.htm GO TO ABOVE WEB SITE FOR CT LAW ON SCHOOL OFFICIALS RIGHT TO CARRY
NB DAD January 31, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Good for North Branford its about time a town stepped up. I guarantee if the NRA is called they will offer assistance.
Jenn McCulloch February 01, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Here are more details on the newly hired security officers: http://northbranford.patch.com/articles/meet-north-branford-schools-six-new-security-officers

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