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Armed Guards In Some Connecticut Schools

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Firefighters were unable to enter the burning structure because of the intense flames; victims are believed to range in age from about 40 to late 60s. (Image WTIC)

Firefighters were unable to enter the burning structure because of the intense flames; victims are believed to range in age from about 40 to late 60s. (Image WTIC)

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Students returning for the first day of school in Enfield were met by armed security guards to boost safety nine months after 20 children and six educators were fatally shot in Newtown.

The Journal-Inquirer (http://bit.ly/14jgmcj ) reports that the guards were posted at Enfield’s 11 public schools and three private schools on Tuesday.

School districts across Connecticut came up with different ways to display a show of force.

For example, the Republican-American reports that state police are operating at satellite offices in Harwinton Consolidated School and Lake Garda School in Burlington.
Ann Sarpu, principal of Enfield’s St. Martha School, a private kindergarten through eighth-grade school, said the guards will provide “peace of mind.”

But Rick Adam, an Enfield parent, said there was no need for armed guards.

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