In the wake of the fatal shootings at a Connecticut school last week, should the Easton Area School District reinstate security guards at its schools?
The school district did away with security guards at its schools before the start of the new school year, yet another casualty of an off-season that saw more than 100 teachers and 50 staffers lose their jobs in the wake of closing a budget deficit.
Security guards at Cheston, Forks, Palmer, March, Shawnee, Tracy and Paxinosa elementary schools were eliminated as part of the Easton Area School District's layoffs for 2012-13.
The Easton Area School District issued an alert Friday night to parents that it would do everything possible to ensure the safety of children at its schools.
Twenty-six people -- including 20 pupils -- were killed by a gunman at a school in Newtown, Conn., last week.