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Church security top of mind after Texas shooting

Church security top of mind after Texas shooting
Posted at 7:02 PM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 13:08:35-05

Sunday's shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas has brought the issue of security at places of worship back to the forefront.

For many in Wisconsin, the issue has been front of mind since the Sikh Temple shooting in 2012

Faith Builders Church Assistant Pastor Ruben Burgos said, "We were in a very low profile for a while, but then the massacre at the Sikh Temple just two miles down the road made us aware we need to sit down and look at everything we are doing."

And the church did that. The hundreds of parishioners that attend every Sunday are protected by plain clothed armed security guards. 

After Sunday's church shooting, Burgos, who is also in charge of security, said he immediately messaged his security team to discuss it.

"If your people are ahead, then whoever is seeking to do anything knows that we are just not sitting with our arms crossed," Burgos said. 

Twenty-six people were killed and 20 more injured when a gunman opened fire inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas during services Sunday.