- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Memorial services for a former Glastonbury elementary school principal who was killed in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem have been scheduled for Glastonbury and West Hartford.

The Hartford Courant reports (https://cour.at/1GPuxsT ) that services are set Sunday for Richard Lakin at Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury. A community gathering also is scheduled Sunday at the Solomon Schechter Day School in West Hartford.

The 76-year-old Lakin died Tuesday in Israel. He was stabbed and shot Oct. 13 on a bus by two Palestinian men who stabbed and shot passengers. It was one of the bloodiest attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers.

Lakin left as principal in Glastonbury in 1984 and moved to Israel with his wife and two children.

He was a civil rights activist in the 1960s and worked for peace and coexistence in Israel.


Information from: Hartford Courant, https://www.courant.com

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