Angel Guardian Program Proposed in Brenham ISD

Brenham--

A proposed plan would allow an anonymous volunteer employee of Brenham schools to have a concealed handgun on campus.

The Angel Guardian Plan is still being reviewed, but parents aren't thrilled with the idea.

"What would happen if someone was accidentally hurt instead of being protected?" said Rachel Heard, a mother of two junior high school girls.

"We prefer to see police officers in every school," said Brenham Police Chief Rex Phelps. "But we do understand that sometimes that can be cost prohibitive. I do applaud the district for trying to explore ways to make the campuses more secure."

Superintendent Sam Bell says they're being very cautious.

"We're on no timeframe or no timetable. We'll continue to discuss it and take our time. We want to do it right the first time," said Bell.

Chief Phelps thinks taking their time will not make it foolproof.

"Unfortunately, there's just not a program, even with police officers, that would secure safety in every scenario," said Phelps.

"The safety and security of our students and staff is paramount," said Bell. "So we want to take our time, get the pulse of the community, get the pulse of the school district  see if this is something we want to do and if it is, how might  we outline it and lay it out."

The Brenham ISD Board will meet again on October 21, at which point a revised plan may be introduced.


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