NEW YORK (Dec. 16)
The murder of 16-year-old yeshiva student Chaim Weiss in his dormitory room at the Torah High School of Long Beach on November 1 remains unsolved. But Jewish schools in the region are installing alarms and new locks and otherwise improving security.
The Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, working with police departments in the metropolitan area, has arranged free security evaluation programs for the nearly 600 yeshivas and school programs under its aegis. Police officers are inspecting school buildings and facilities to detect weak security points.
Nassau County Police meanwhile continue to investigate the crime. According to Inspector Kenneth Carey, coordinator of the County’s bias investigation unit, the murder of Weiss has not been determined to have had an anti-Semitic motive. Nevertheless, that is one of several possible motives being considered.