Lowell Academy classes to resume after five years hiatus

HOUSTON – The Lowell Career Academy has reopened after a five-year hiatus, following a three-month-long lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Houston Police Chief David Brown announced the reopening of the program in a news release on Monday, March 20.

The academy, which began in December 2016, provides courses on the use of firearms and is the oldest academy in the city.

Lowell Academy instructors have trained nearly 2,000 members in gun safety, self-defense and how to maintain a firearm for at least the past two years, Brown said.

The reopening comes as the federal government continues to expand the nationwide emergency declaration of states with the most active coronaviruses.

The proclamation is expected to last through the end of the month.