Beth Israel Synagogue of Wallingford hires armed security guard

Connecticut

A local synagogue has hired an armed security guard. 

According to the My Record Journal website, a guard was outside Beth Israel Synagogue of Wallingford on Saturday.

Related: Vigil to be held at New Haven mosque Thursday

The synagogue’s board president says after several attacks on places of worship nationwide, it was important to find a way to protect the congregation and people who visit the synagogue. 

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