Security guards hired for Stamford elementary schools - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Security guards hired for Stamford elementary schools using budget for supplies

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

The superintendent of schools in Stamford, Conn., has temporarily hired guards for elementary schools and paid for them by tapping the budgets for school supplies, according to a letter.

"I have hired security guards for all 12 elementary schools to provide a visible presence and close monitoring of visitors," Dr. Winifred Hamilton, the superintendent, wrote in the letter. "I am freezing elementary supply budgets in order to fund these positions temporarily."

The guards, like similar ones already on duty at high schools and junior high schools, are not armed, the school district said.

The letter from the superintendent indicated that the guards at the elementary schools will be in place for at least two months.  

The move comes in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, a community about 30 miles northeast of Stamford, in which a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six adults.

Dr. Hamilton was scheduled to meet with school board members to talk about security including the possibility of permanent funding for the guards.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Transgender teen escapes from custody

    Transgender teen escapes from custody

    A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.
    A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.
  • Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

    Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:19:09 GMT
    Law enforcement officials from coast to coast say street gangs are shying away from wearing their colors and are covering up or even altering their tattoos to avoid detection by police.  Hartford, Connecticut, Police Sgt. Johnmichael O'Hare says gone are the days when the Bloods wore red from head to toe. All you'll see now, he says, is maybe a red handkerchief sticking out of a back pocket.


    Law enforcement officials from coast to coast say street gangs are shying away from wearing their colors and are covering up or even altering their tattoos to avoid detection by police.  Hartford, Connecticut, Police Sgt. Johnmichael O'Hare says gone are the days when the Bloods wore red from head to toe. All you'll see now, he says, is maybe a red handkerchief sticking out of a back pocket.


  • Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:39:39 GMT
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a Bridgeport train crash last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices