The Jewish community in Kansas City, Kansas, is training on how to respond to an active shooter situation, after three people were killed in a shooting spree at a suburban Jewish community center and retirement home.
Kansas City’s KCTV-TV reported that Department of Homeland Security experts, along with police from the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, will lead a workshop at the Jewish Community Center on Friday, for which 150 have already registered.
Besides the training session, Jewish institutions in the area have beefed up security, including employing armed guards.
Prosecutors say Frazier Glenn Cross, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, killed William Corporon, 69, and his grandson, 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood at the Jewish Community Center, and 53-year-old Terri Lamanno who was visiting her mother at the Village Shalom senior care home, in the April 13 shootings.
In this Sunday, April 13, 2014 image from video provided by KCTV-5, Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, is escorted by police in an elementary school parking lot in Overland Park, Kan. Cross, 73, accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City, is a known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt. (AP Photo/KCTV-5)
Paul Temme, a witness to the shooting at the Jewish Community Center, told KCTV-5 that he was “horrified” by what he saw.
“I was parked about 150 feet away and I saw the boy being shot and I chased after the shooter to see if I could identify the vehicle and inform the police. This man was shooting defenseless people," Temme said.
The president of the Jewish Community Center said steps have been taken to increase security following the killings.
"We are certainly a safer place now and we will have an armed presence, some of it visible, and we have been working with the FBI. This is going to be a very secure facility," Jacob Schreiber, the JCC president told KSHB.