Diegnan: Christie has handcuffed School Security Task Force, leaving N.J. kids at risk

(TRENTON) — Assembly Education Committee Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex) had the following published recently in the Newark Star-Ledger:

“Immediately after the Sandy Hook shooting, members of the New Jersey Legislature made proposals to improve school safety. Upon the request of Gov. Chris Christie, these initiatives were placed on hold so that a commission could be formed to study the issue on a holistic basis. Gov. Christie signed legislation creating the School Security Task Force into law in August of 2013.

“I must regrettably report that the only thing that has been accomplished over the two years since the bill was signed is an increase in my frustration, as well as that of my legislative colleagues…”

To read the rest of Assemblyman Diegnan’s op-ed, click here.