Houston County schools

Superintendent Tim Pitchford

School officials in Houston County are considering eliminating armed guards from schools and cite associated costs as a reason why.

Superintendent Tim Pitchford Tuesday told the Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/ZmFAyH ) 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.

(Information in the following story is from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com)

The superintendent of Houston County schools says district officials plan to review a new security policy that requires all students to wear identification badges.

The Dothan Eagle reports Superintendent Tim Pitchford says school officials will take a second look at the effectiveness of the badge requirement in April.