Long Island schools looking at how they can protect students

Schools added security measures following Friday’s massacre in Connecticut.

Schools added security measures following Friday’s massacre in Connecticut. (12/17/12)

WOODBURY - Schools across Long Island are taking a hard look at how to further protect their students following Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.

Former Brentwood School Superintendent Michael Cohen is proposing that an armed guard be stationed in every school.

Some parents, however, are skeptical of putting guns in schools, even in the hands of trained and licensed individuals. They say that schools should be fenced off, like prisons, to protect children.

Other districts, like North Babylon School District, have taken action by placing security guards at each school to check the IDs of all visitors. Police also were on hand today for added protection.

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