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Brookfield Board of Ed seeks to hire more SROs, unarmed security guards

The Brookfield Board of Education has voted to hire both unarmed and armed security personnel or each building in the school district.  The existing School Resource Officer program will be expanded to Brookfield elementary schools.  There was a more than two-hour executive session over whether to arm the five security guards at the school buildings, who also monitor security cameras.  The Security Task Force was unanimous in recommending they be unarmed.  Board members voted unanimously to request funding for the SROs, and voted 5-2 to hire five unarmed security officers for each of the schools’ entrances.  One armed security officer would also be hired to patrol at Brookfield High School during after-school extra-curricular activities and athletics events. The Board of Selectmen must approve funding for the new positions.

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