“I believe that having an armed police officer, law enforcement official present in our schools will give our students comfort, our town, our community comfort, and will have anybody think twice about coming into Marlboro schools,” Mayor Jon Hornik said.
Mayor Hornik said that he made his decision to place armed police officers in all of the district’s schools when they re-open in the New Year, before the suggestion was made by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.
“My first choise would be to never have a gun in our schools, but while the President and the NRA and the Congress debate policy and law, the fact is there are guns out there. How many times do we have to see these kinds of mass shootings before we decide to protect our kids,” the Mayor
It does not seem that other towns will be following Marlboro's lead. As time goes on people forget and life goes back to normal. Until the next tragedy happens and the gun debate comes up again.