"We must protect places of education where our children and young people gather."
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “School safety is one of the most important issues we will work on this legislative session. Many of the constituents I serve are parents concerned with the safety of their children on school campuses, and I am grateful that Governor Abbott has declared school safety an emergency item,” said State Representative Carrie Isaac, filing her House Bill 2390, the "Texas Campus Protection Bill" to improve safety at public schools.
“Since a University of Texas at Austin student was stabbed to death on campus by a person who was not supposed to be on campus; and that evil young man in Uvalde walked on to a public school campus and murdered children and their teachers, parents' concerns have been magnified.
"We must protect places of education where our children and young people gather," said Isaac.
“As a mom with one child on a college campus, and one on a public school campus, I think about the safety of my sons and their classmates regularly. I have been working on a package of campus safety legislation that I believe will help protect open college, public school, and charter school campuses.
"House Bill 2390 will ban polling locations on college campuses. Additionally, I am drafting legislation that will remove polling places from K-12 public and charter schools, in addition to another that will expand our school marshal program to include volunteers from our military and peace officers.
"We must do everything we can to make our school campuses as safe as possible; they should not serve as a target-rich environment for those that wish to harm children. I have experienced firsthand the heightened emotions that often occur at polling locations and I will not wait for more violence to act.”
Carrie Isaac serves as the State Representative for House District 73, which includes Comal County and part of Hays County.