The drive from Brownwood to Brookesmith Elementary takes about 20 minutes.
That means it would take any law enforcement official 20 minutes to reach the school should a tragedy occur.
For this ISD, it’s a chance they’re not willing to take.
Now the school is moving forward with what they feel are necessary precautions. Several designated employees in each school will carry a handgun and have a concealed handgun license. Furthermore, such employee will be provided additional training in crisis intervention and management of hostage situations.