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CARY, N.C. (AP) — The Wake County school board has delayed a decision on putting unarmed security guards in elementary schools.

Placing guards in each elementary school is a recommendations after the school shooting in Connecticut that killed 20 students and six adults.

The board delayed the vote Tuesday on the plan to spend $835,000 to put unarmed guards in the schools for the rest of the year. Armed guards are in all middle schools and high schools in Wake County.

Some at Tuesday’s meeting in Cary said putting guards in elementary schools would create what they called “a police state.” Others said it would be a waste of money to put guards in the schools unless they are armed.

No date has been set for a vote on the idea.

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