Batavia Students brave the cold in planned Walkout

Written by on March 14, 2018

Walkout Organizer /Batavia Senior Sydney Atchinson pictured in the bottom right in front of a crowd of classmates at Batavia High School

Around 100 students or more at Batavia High School walked out of class to join students across the nation in a planned protest against gun violence.

Students gathered outside the front entrance shortly after ten o’clock today and began huddling together to keep warm.

The event was organized and encouraged by the same group responsible for the recent women’s march in response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

The school has been trying for several years to increase school safety by securing funding for a School Resource Officer According to Superintendent Chris Dailey…

Dailey remains hopeful that the recent proposals by lawmakers in Albany will provide some sort of funding in the near future.

Batavia Senior Sydney Atchinson organized the student walkout at the school.

She says she does not know what would make the school safer but she remains opposed to having a permanent Police presence…

There were several Batavia Police Officers present at the request of School Administrators.

Police Chief Shawn Heubusch also remains hopeful there will funding for a full-time school resource officer for the district.

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