ECISD wants to keep all its campuses safe so they are investing in a full time weapons K-9 unit.

According to NewsWest 9, ECISD approved $15,000 earlier this week to purchase a weapons K-9 officer.

The district already has two K-9 officers to detect drugs on campuses but this will be the first dedicated to weapons and explosives.

The money for the new K-9 officer comes from the district's general fund and not from a grant or special program.

ECISD hopes to have the new K-9 officer working by February 3, 2020.