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Reaction Mixed to LaPierre Comments

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, December 21, 2012

Reaction was mixed.

Critics like Carol Kocivar of the California Parent Teacher Association says prevention of school shootings should not involve armed officers on campus, "Turning our schools into armed camps isn't going to solve the problem.  I think it would escalate the violence and escalate the gun culture."

But the idea has support with one school security expert.  Vince Matranga was a police chief for Sacramento City Unified School District for 24 years.  He says every school should have a uniformed officer, but the likelihood of that happening is remote because of district budget woes, "What we can do is form partnerships with local law enforcement asking the beat officers to come by the campuses as much as possible."

The Sacramento Police Departments says it supplies eight school resource officers to the Sacramento City Unified School District.   
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