Safety and Security - KeepKleinSafe

Keep Klein Safe banner image

Report a Threat Online

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 a status change or emergency incident, we will use the following terms in our descriptions to families to provide clear and concise messaging.



SECURE, previously known as LOCKOUT, is called when there is a threat or hazard outside of the school building. Whether it’s due to violence or criminal activity in the immediate neighborhood, or a dangerous animal in the playground, SECURE uses the security of the physical facility to act as protection.

The following are some examples of when a school or emergency dispatch might call for a SECURE.

  • Dangerous animal on school grounds
  • Criminal activity in area
  • Civil disobedience


SECURE! Get inside. Lock outside doors.



  • Return inside the building or temporary building
  • Business as usual



  • Bring everyone indoors
  • Lock outside doors
  • Increase situational awareness
  • Business as usual
  • Take attendance


LOCKDOWN is called when there is an imminent threat or hazard inside the school building. LOCKDOWN uses classroom security to protect students and staff from threat.

The following are simply some examples of when a school or emergency dispatch might call for a LOCKDOWN.

  • Dangerous animal within school building
  • Intruder
  • Angry or violent person attempting to gain entry
  • Weapon on campus


LOCKDOWN! Locks, lights, out of sight.



  • Move away from sight
  • Maintain silence
  • Do not open the door



  • Lock interior doors
  • Turn out the lights
  • Move away from sight
  • Do not open the door
  • Maintain silence
  • Take attendance

EVACUATE is called when there is a need to move students from one location to another.

EVACUATE! To the announced location.



  • Bring your phone
  • Leave your stuff behind
  • Follow instructions



  • Lead evacuation to a location
  • Take attendance
  • Notify if missing, extra or injured students


SHELTER is called when the need for personal protection is necessary. Training should also include spontaneous events such as tornado, earthquake or hazmat.


  • Tornado (or extreme weather)
  • Hazmat (chemical spill or fumes)
  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami

SHELTER! Hazard and safety strategy.



  • Tornado 
  • Hazmat
  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami



  • Lead safety strategy
  • Take attendance


HOLD is used in situations that require students to remain in their classrooms. For example, an altercation in the hallway may demand keeping students out of the halls until it is resolved.

HOLD! In your classroom. Clear the halls.



  • Remain in the classroom until the “All Clear” is announced



  • Close and lock the classroom door
  • Business as usual
  • Take attendance

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this "access control" system I keep hearing about?
We are currently implementing the access control buzzer system at elementary schools and will assess this for intermediate campuses in the future. Our current measures among others at the intermediate and high schools include multiple officers at each high school and either a full-time or a shared officer at the intermediate campuses.
What is Klein ISD's stance on arming teachers?
We respect all opinions and admire those wanting to protect students by arming teachers. We are so very fortunate in Klein ISD to have a dedicated police department that is highly trained in active shooter protocol. We are aware of much smaller, rural districts in Texas that are allowing licensed staff to have firearms on campus because they do not employ trained officers and in many cases because of proximity, no law enforcement agency can respond to an active shooter emergency within an acceptable time frame.

Besides being highly trained, Klein ISD is fortunate enough to have eight ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) active shooter instructors on the police staff. We have a very robust active shooter response training program that requires EVERY officer to attend a full active shooter course annually. Then, we require each of our officers to participate in several full-day practical active shooter courses spread out throughout the year. Our officers are required to qualify at a higher percentage than the state requirements on all weapon platforms they are authorized to carry. We do this to ensure their skills are constantly being reinforced. Additionally, all officers have been trained and are required to carry on their person the medical supplies needed to “Stop the Bleed” in all hazard events.

Not only do we train Klein ISD Police Officers in ALERRT, but we also provide the ALERRT training to many other area school districts, the local Constables office, portions of the Sheriff’s office, along with many other officers from the federal level and across the country.

The Klein ISD Police Department has officers assigned to many of our campuses, and we have officers strategically positioned throughout the district to ensure a rapid response to any incidents that may arise. Our safety and security protocols have many safety layers and provide a high safety standard for our students and staff.
Some of our campuses don't have classroom doors. How is that safe?
Klein ISD has a layered approach to school security, and we continually research new measures to add to our security plan. Doors to our elementary mods have been addressed in the safety and security plan.

The elementary access control buzzer and visitor access control projects are in the queue to complete first. Classroom mod doors will be the final phase of this layered security effort.

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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255 or Chat Online


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
  • Anti-bullying

Website by Klein ISD Communications. © 2023 Klein ISD. All rights reserved.