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August 21, 2014, 9:03 am
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In Wake of CT School Shooting, Dist. 186 Supt. Milton Favors Armed Guards at Schools


Springfield's school superintendent says it's time to talk about an increase in armed security in the city's public schools, in the aftermath of last week's school massacre in Connecticut.

 

Superintendent Walter Milton says security is a hot topic in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary.

 

Milton had proposed reducing some security positions as part of his proposed budget cuts.

 

He now says he wants to talk more about additional armed security in schools, and says he will have that conversation with Springfield Mayor Mike Houston and Police Chief Robert Williams.

 

Milton did not immediately say how much additional security he might seek or where it might be deployed.

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