Batavia Students plan on joining the National Walkout tomorrow

Written by on March 13, 2018

School administrators are allowing Batavia High School students the opportunity to participate in a planned protest tomorrow morning encouraged by the March for Our Lives and Women’s March movements.

Batavia Senior Sydney Atchinson has organized the walkout for tomorrow at 10 a.m. and has sent out media coverage requests.

Batavia Police were requested by the school to be in attendance to ensure the safety of the student protesters.

Police Chief Shawn Heubusch said the department has been in talks with the school for a long time about providing a permanent resource officer…

Heubusch said the police are there to support the school in any need that they have.

The Chief said he doesn’t have an opinion on whether the walkout is right or wrong and his primary concern remains the safety of students and staff.

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