Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on March 14, 2018
About a hundred students from Batavia High School added their voices to a national call to end gun violence.
With the blessing of the school administration, more than 100 students BHS walked out of their classes this morning. Students in high schools across the nation did the same thing at the same time.
In various ways, the students memorialized the 17 students and staff gunned down last month in Parkland, Florida.
Superintendent Chris Dailey says Batavia schools are not violent enough to qualify for federal funding for a resource officer:
Batavia Assemblyman Steve Hawley today called allocating $50,000 of state aid to each school in the state to hire an armed resource officer.
Governor Cuomo is showing his support for the National School Walkout. He joined students today at a high school in lower Manhattan and said you can have safe gun legislation:
Cuomo said his administration is setting up a website called New York Students Against Gun Violence to help them communicate with lawmakers.
A LeRoy woman is facing felony charges for bilking her employers out of more than 23-thousand dollars.
43 year old Lisa Marie Sinclair of Myrtle Street In Leroy allegedly wrote checks from her employer – payable to herself.
She has been released in under the supervision of Genesee Justice.
The National Weather Service has a Winter Storm Warning in effect for Wyoming County through tomorrow morning. The weather to the south of us has prompted Attica Central Schools to cancel all afternoon and evening activities.
Another suspected Batavia dope dealer is off the street, at least for a while.
The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force has arrested 35 year old Jonathan Hoges of Jackson Street in Batavia for allegedly selling crack cocaine to a task force for agent. Hoges was jailed without bail.