Klein ISD is committed to the safety and security of all students, staff, and visitors. A comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been developed to address the four phases of emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Various drills such as fire drills, severe weather drills, and intruder drills are examples of measures taken by campuses to prepare students for an emergency. Additionally, Klein ISD maintains its own police department and the district cooperates with local and regional emergency agencies to address issues related to incident management.
Klein ISD Safety and Security Measures
Klein ISD uses the Standard Response Protocol Extended from the I Love You Guys Foundation in our messaging. In the event of an emergency incident, we will use the following terms in our descriptions to provide clear and concise messaging.
Safe Gun Storage Saves Lives
Texas law now requires school districts to distribute information to parents and guardians about the safe storage of firearms. The following information will help you learn about options for, as well as how to talk to your child and others about, the safe storage of firearms.
In 2021, 4,613 Texans experienced gun-related deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services (SHS) reports that 55% of Texas firearms deaths in 2020 were suicides and that 59% of all suicides in Texas were by firearms. Suicide attempts involving firearms have a 90% fatality rate. Restricting access to guns is critical in reducing acts of violence, whether as self-harm or towards others. Acts of mass violence and interpersonal violence often end in suicide.
It is unlawful to store, transport, or abandon an unsecured firearm in a place where children are likely to be and can obtain access to the firearm. Under Texas Penal Code 46.13, a person commits the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child if the child gains access to a readily dischargeable firearm, and the person with criminal negligence:
- Failed to secure the firearm; or
- Left the firearm in a place to which the person knew or should have known the child would gain access
The penalty for allowing a child access to a firearm can range from a Class C misdemeanor (punishable by a $500 fine) to a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by a $4000 fine, a year in jail, or a combination of the two). Texas exempts the purchase of firearm safety equipment from Texas Sales and Use Tax.
Remember, a gun should be stored unloaded in a safe or locked container, with ammunition stored elsewhere. You can learn more and find additional resources from the Texas Department of Public Safety at https://safegunstoragetexas.com.
Safe gun storage is critical to preventing suicide, unintentional shootings, and other tragedies.
Tough Conversations - Trauma & Grief
A tragic loss may affect your child in a variety of ways. In times of need, the well-trained Klein ISD Critical Incident Response Team springs into action to support our students, staff, and community.
The Klein ISD Guidance and Counseling Department has created a helpful guide that may prove helpful to you as you discuss loss with your child. Click HERE to access the guide.
Emergency Phone Numbers:
- Emergency: 9-1-1
- Klein ISD Police Department: 832-249-4266
- Crimestoppers: 713-222-TIPS (8477). Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.
- Police Department
Suicide Prevention and Awareness
We understand that every struggle is different. If you or your loved one needs support, reach out to an adult on your campus, your campus counselor, or click the Need Support? button above. Don’t be afraid to let your friends, family, or teachers know what you need when they ask; they want to help. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline any time — calls are confidential.
Call 1-800-273-8255 or Chat Online
- Harris County Constable Precinct 4
- Harris County Sheriff’s Office
- Houston Transtar
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Texas Department of Public Safety
- Texas School Safety Center
- TEA Fentanyl Resources