Following, the school shooting in Connecticut, some are asking if Texas teachers should arm themselves in the future.
On Monday, Attorney General Greg Abbott suggested arming teachers is something state lawmakers will definitely look at as the next legislative session begins in a few weeks.
"Bearing arms whether by teachers and guards and things like that will be all a part of more comprehensive policy issues for the legislature to take up in the coming weeks. And you can be assured in the aftermath of what happened in Connecticut that these legislators care dearly about the lives of students at their schools and they will evaluate all possible measures that are necessary to protect those lives," he said.
Currently, it's up to individual school districts whether to allow teachers to carry guns, but there's talk now that state law makers could make it legal state-wide for teachers to carry guns. There is one district in north Texas that allows teachers to carry guns, but none in the Austin area.
Some area schools are adding security measures immediately. Odom Elementary, in Austin, is reportedly locking classroom doors during school hours.