PITTSYLVANIA CO., Va—Six, not 16 positions for school resource officers are open in Pittsylvania County.
It's a small move in a large school safety plan the sheriff wanted installed immediately.
Supervisors voted to apply for a grant that will fund half a dozen officers.
The sheriff hoped to have the armed deputies in all 20 county schools before the start of next school year.
He's now pushing for a Department of Justice grant that he predicts could pay for part of the $1.7 million project for three years.
Earlier this year the sheriff introduced the plan calling for tighter school security after recent school shootings.