Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Pal Park Offers No Details on Guards

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Pal Park Offers No Details on Guards

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PALISADES PARK — A report that details how armed school security guards were hired by school district officials in partnership with the borough government was reviewed Tuesday night in a closed door meeting of the Board of Education.

The school board called for an independent review after an investigation by NorthJersey.com and the USA TODAY Network New Jersey found the guards — some of whom had questionable pasts — were hired without collecting resumes, performing background checks, or conducting psychological exams, which were all required by the borough policies.

The school board later canceled the armed guard program after the Network published its investigation

It remains to be seen what recommendations the report makes or what insights have been garnered through the district's investigation. …

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