HAMDEN - A poll released this morning by Quinnipiac University shows that the majority of state residents are in favor of increasing security at public schools.

An overwhelming 82 percent of people asked say they support the idea of having metal detectors at school entrances.

However, the idea of adding armed guards is not as popular.

A total of 49 percent of those surveyed said they would like to see armed guards in schools while 44 percent said they would not support a plan adding armed guards.