Houston County schools armed guards http://apr.org en Ala School Officials Consider Cutting Armed Guards http://apr.org/post/ala-school-officials-consider-cutting-armed-guards <P>School officials in Houston County are considering eliminating armed guards from schools and cite associated costs as a reason why.</P> <P>Superintendent Tim Pitchford Tuesday told the Dothan Eagle <A href="http://bit.ly/ZmFAyH"><U><FONT color=#ff0000>(http://bit.ly/ZmFAyH</FONT></U></A> ) the school system has installed automatic locks to allow principals to quickly lock schools down, installed more security cameras and have set in place other security measures to make schools safer.</P> <P>Pitchford says he would like to keep guards in schools but the associated costs may be unsustainab Thu, 02 May 2013 12:22:06 +0000 The Associated Press 29586 at http://apr.org Ala School Officials Consider Cutting Armed Guards