From the APP
Gabrielle Johnson Eichel, who has two children in the district, supports the decision to add more police to Marlboro’s schools, according to her post o on the issue.
But Rabbi Don Weber of Marlboro’s Temple Rodeph Torah criticized the district’s decision, saying that $100,000 would be better spent on hiring additional teachers than on attempting to provide a false sense of security.
“It can’t do what it’s supposed to do,” said Weber, who noted that to follow the theory’s logic, windows would need to be removed from schools and police would need to be stationed on every bus. “It instills a culture of fear in our children.”
Marlboro’s officers receive tactical training for duties such as working in schools, said Hall, who noted that police won’t simply be sitting behind a desk at a building’s front door.”
The mayor insists his decision was not based on the recent suggestion by the NRA to place armed guards in every school. Wayne Lapierre of the NRA also suggested that the country create a database of mentally ill people. Marlboro has not implemented that suggestion yet.