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Newtown Board Of Ed. OKs More Officers

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Media gathers to attend a press conference given by parents of Sandy Hook massacre victims (on right) on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on Jan. 14, 2013 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Media gathers to attend a press conference given by parents of Sandy Hook massacre victims (on right) on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on Jan. 14, 2013 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Newtown school board members have agreed to ask the Connecticut town to put more armed police officers in the town’s four elementary schools.

School security was a chief topic at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. The board voted unanimously to ask the town to include in next year’s budget one additional full-time police officer for each of the four elementary schools.

Board members plan to meet with state and federal officials Friday to discuss funding for security.

Twenty children and six educators were killed Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in one of the worst school shootings in the country. The gunman also killed his mother and later himself.

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