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March 20, 2012 10:00 am

NYPD Dispatches Extra Patrols After Jewish School Shooting in France

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) dispatched extra patrols to more than 50 locations around New York City following the news of Monday’s shooting at Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse, France, the Associated Press reported.

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, executive vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis, told JointMedia News Service that the Jewish community’s relationship with the NYPD “is extremely strong.”

“Synagogues could not have better protection,” he said.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, “We have to be concerned about what happens overseas,” according to the AP. “We have a significant Jewish population in this city, and we have to take that into account,” Kelly said.

Four were killed Monday in France, including Yonatan Sandler, 30, his sons Gavriel, 3, and Aryeh, 6, and 8-year-old Miriam Monsonego, the daughter of Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school’s principal.

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