CBS News: Staten Island Board Votes In Favor Of Plan To Put Retired Cops In Schools

“It’s another layer of defense,” said Community Education Council President Sam Pirozzolo. “We’re looking to let the bad guys know if you choose a school on Staten Island in New York City, you may have resistance. We’re not a soft target.”

January 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Monday night, a school council on Staten Island voted in favor of a proposal to place retired armed police officers in New York City schools.

The Staten Island Community Education Council voted 8-1 in favor of the plan to hire 300 to 500 retired cops, who would carry concealed weapons and serve as plainclothes security guards while rotating among the city’s 1,750 schools.

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