A New Jersey school district has voted to place armed guards in a local high school in a rural town that does not have a police force, according to Reuters.

The plan to install two retired state troopers armed with handguns in Wantage Township’s High Point Regional High School was unanimously approved by the school board. According to Superintendent Scott Ripley, “We are putting the safety of our children and staff ahead of political agenda.”

The closest police presence is a state police barracks about eight miles away.