Courthouse security continues to be a topic of discussion among judges working at the Smith County Courthouse. The Smith County Council of District Judges met Tuesday about security efforts so far.
They say security will be boosted in other ways, but they would rather not go public with the specifics just yet. "The security concerns appropriately need to be handled by the security professionals and you don't make all of that public as you're developing them," says 114th District Judge Cynthia Kent. "But certainly here in Smith County they can be very confident the sheriff is working on this." It's been 5 months to the day since the Smith County Courthouse shooting. Three people were killed, including the shooter.