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.
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.