A decision by Marlboro, New Jersey officials to place armed police officers in all nine area schools went into effect Wednesday.
Administrators say there will be one uniformed armed officer stationed in each school for the next three months.
While a message posted to the school district's website said an armed police presence had been in place for several years, some parents say they are not convinced the armed security is the way to go.
School officials say there will be more discussions about what might be done to increase security in the future - all while being mindful of fiscal responsibility.
The superintendent tells FOX the three month experiment will cost about $100,000.
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We stay unsettled through the first half of Saturday. Cooler air moves in late weekend with a nice stretch of weather beginning Sunday.
There may be some showers around tonight as we stay mostly cloudy and humid. Clouds hang on Saturday with some early rain but it'll turn much cooler and less humid throughout the day. High temperatures will only be in the low to mid 70s.
The sun returns for the second half of the weekend with a breezy and nice Sunday. Temperatures slowly warm next week as we enjoy days of sunshine and pleasant late summer weather.