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Long Island School Districts Get Armed Guards After Fla. Shooting

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    Long Island School Districts Get Armed Guards

    A Long Island school district will have armed guards starting next week as educators across the country continue to grapple with safety concerns in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Florida high school last month.

    (Published Sunday, March 11, 2018)

    A Long Island school district will have armed guards starting next week as educators across the country continue to grapple with safety concerns in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Florida high school last month.

    Mount Sinai Superintendent of School's Gordon Brosdal said four armed guards are being added to school buildings in the district.

    One guard will be placed at each of the district’s three schools and another will be at the main entrance to the schools’ campus.

    The guards will be in place starting Monday, Brosdal said.

    Neighboring Miller Place School District will also be adding the guards. It's unclear if other districts will follow suit. 

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