The U.S. Attorney's Office, the F-B-I and local faith leaders came together today to talk about how to deal with active shooter incidents in their churches.
This comes in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California McGregor Scott says arming parishioners wasn't recommended as part of the training, but they did cover other strategies. "How to prepare in advance, how to establish liason with law enforcement, who to call, what to do, and what preventative to take should something occur," said Scott.
Bruce Pomer with the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region says he's seen a rise in anti-Semitism locally.
11 people were killed and seven were injured during the shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue.