Poll: Can We Prevent a Parkland Tragedy in New Jersey?

NJ Spotlight News | February 22, 2018 | Polling
Is there anything that can be done to protect students and teachers from becoming targets of an active shooter?

In the wake of the Parkland, FL, school shooting, which left 17 students and teachers dead, New Jersey parents are asking if their own children are safe and what can be done to make sure a similar tragedy doesn’t happen here.

But as our NJ Spotlight story noted yesterday, there are few statewide rules regarding gun violence and school safety, leaving most decisions up to individual districts. Schools are required to conduct at least one security drill each year with law enforcement, students, and teachers; Gov. Phil Murphy has called on law enforcement to increase visibility at schools.

But Murphy, officials, and parents, say more needs to be done.

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