Safe and soundBryson students eat breakfast as teachers armed with smartphones featuring an Instant Alert Network and possibly concealed firearms watch
Safe and sound Bryson students eat breakfast as teachers armed with smartphones featuring an Instant Alert Network and possibly concealed firearms watch over the cafeteria. Bryson ISD has made safety improvements this school year. (Cherry Rushin, Editor)
Bryson ISD has made some improvements to safety recently. The most publicized has been the district's decision this past summer to allow faculty members to carry concealed handguns to work.

After much public discussion, that policy was passed in June according to Superintendent David Stout.

Last month, the district implemented a smart phone app called the Instant Alert Network.


The system capabilities range from notifying all on medical or police emergencies, storm emergencies, the need to shelter in place if the school's air supply is threatened or the need to lock down for security reasons.

The school experienced a lock down in September prior to implementing the network.

“A parent called just after 3 one afternoon,” Stout said. “She saw an individual walking near the school with a gun.


Read the full article in the Jack County Herald, Nov. 29