As the flu outbreak continues to plague the region, schools across New Jersey have seen an increase in absences among students and staff, but it hasn't been as big a problem as in other school years. That's according to a survey by the New Jersey School Boards Association.
Students in Brick Township schools can start acclimating to the idea of seeing police roaming the halls frequently. It's part of changes in the school district's security policy in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre.
Governor Chris Christie has created a bi-partisan task force to look at what causes gun violence including; mental health issues, addiction, gun laws, school safety and the level of violence in society.